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Monty Hobbs

Cindy Roller, Cooper Review

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs discusses recent activity in his office.  He says the county's grants from the Federal Emergency Management Center (FEMA) have been cut by 63 percent this year, and he's trying to get the county and the city of Cooper to make up the difference.  Also, Hobbs says he's attempting to develop an emergency operations center for the county.  On another subject, Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses what

Most of the corded telephones in the Delta County Courthouse have had issues following a recent the lightning storm.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court heard from InTouch by CumbyTel on the options necessary to fix the phone system which was permanently damaged lightning in a recent storm. It was suggested to do a replacement with $8,000 to cover new phones (with digital labels) and new wiring and motherboard.

Mark Fox with the National Weather Service recently informed storm spotters during a Skywarn class in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Volunteer Fire Departments of Delta County in conjunction with the Delta County Emergency Management Office will conduct a county-wide test of the Storm Alert Sirens that are positioned around the county on Thursday, March 30 at 5 p.m.  Some individual testing of the sirens has been conducted such as the siren at Klondike VFD has been tested monthly.

Flooding created property damages in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Monday, May 2 Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs reported the County closed out Disaster Claim 4223. 

“That covered the damage Delta County sustained in the May-June 2015 time frame,” said DCEMC Monty Hobbs. “Our total damages awarded were $333,763.51.”

Nickel size hail fell in Cooper just days after the SKYWARN training was performed.
Courtesy Photo / Cooper Review

Delta County Emergency Management recently sponsored an annual SKYWARN Training conducted by the Fort Worth National Weather Service.  This year the program delivered new information as Mark Fox from the NWS taught an advance level class on how storms form and how to identify storm growth in intensity and movement.