Legislators honor responders

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — State legislators recently honored the members of the Pickens County Emergency Management Response Team for helping victims of Hurricane Florence last year.

Members of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation presented the response team with a resolution passed by the S.C. House of Representatives recognizing them for “their heroic efforts.”

The resolution said Pickens County sent three divisions of its Emergency Management Response Team — the swiftwater rescue team, fire engine crew and communications team — to the Pee Dee on Sept. 12 to “lend a hand in the crisis brought on by Hurricane Florence.”

While deployed, the Emergency Management Response Team completed 3,672 man-hours of rescue work in the Pee Dee, the

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