Staff deploys to panhandle

October 10, 2018 – While residents in the panhandle are preparing to be well out of harm’s way when Hurricane Michael hits, Flagler County’s Suzanne Eubanks on Tuesday was deployed to go into Holmes County as part of the state’s Region 3 All Hazards Incident Management Team.

“She will be deployed for two weeks, and is required to be self-sustaining for several days,” said IT Director Jarrod Shupe, Eubanks’ supervisor for her day job within the county as IT Administrative Assistant and E911 Database Specialist. “She met her team in Mandarin at 1 p.m. today and then they are continuing on to their assigned location.”

Holmes County is directly north of Panama City Beach, one of the areas getting ready for a direct hit from Michael. Eubanks – working in the capacity of “Logistics Section Chief” – will be stationed at the Holmes County Emergency Operations Center in Bonifay, the county seat.

“We are keeping everyone in the panhandle and the Gulf Coast in our prayers,” said Commission Chair Greg Hansen. “We have a great staff here in Flagler County. It’s not surprising Ms. Eubanks will be doing what she can to help the residents there.”