Justin Gibbs to Help Relief Efforts in P.R.

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Justin Gibbs to Help Relief Efforts in P.R.
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Hyde County Emergency Services Director deployed to Puerto Rico.

Hyde County Emergency Services Director, Justin Gibbs, is part of a ten person incident management team that deployed to Puerto Rico this morning. The team is comprised of local and state emergency management officials that will help local officials coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts. The deployment will be for two weeks.

Puerto Rico requested help from North Carolina through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which helps coordinate relief for disaster-stricken states and U.S. territories to make available the right type of resources at the right time. In response to this request, North Carolina Emergency Management officials put together a team of highly qualified individuals to assist.

Justin has been with Hyde County for over ten years and guided the county through multiple tropical storm and hurricane recovery efforts. His experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He will be serving as a Resource Unit Leader supporting the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Operations Center. The team will assist with management, direction, control, and coordination of response and recovery actions with local, state/territorial, and federal levels of government; and coordination of public information.

Hyde County is happy to assist our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. Having been through many hurricanes ourselves, we know how hard it is to start the recovery process. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Puerto Rico and the recovery teams currently deployed there. 

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