Tennessee sending telecommunication support to Alabama

Friday, September 18, 2020, Vol. 44, No. 38

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials announced Thursday that the state had deployed two teams of 911 emergency response personnel to Alabama to support local responders managing the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

"We are proud of the dedicated Tennesseans who have selflessly answered the call to help our neighbors during their time of need," said Patrick Sheehan, director of Tennessee's Emergency Management Agency, in a statement. "We continue to support the critical needs of Alabama whose communities have been devastated by this storm."

According to the release, 12 members representing Bradley and Hamilton counties and Tennessee Highway Patrol to Alabama for nine days to provide telecommunications support.

Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 2 hurricane.