Todd Abbott, District 4 Commissioner for Washington County, Florida today expressed his appreciation for, and gratitude towards, the Washington County Road Department, Emergency Operations staff and First Responders.
‘I would like to personally thank the Washington county road department, volunteer fire departments, Washington county sheriff’s office and Chipley police department. along with all the support staff for your hard work and dedication to keeping our citizens safe from the heavy rain fall and effects from it’, Abbott said today.
‘The roads are being repaired as fast as possible, helping with the school buses and our citizens needs, and you have continued to work over and above the call of duty and I am very thankful’.
Abbott, along with Tray Hawkins and other County Commissioners, have been traveling the Washington County roads for the past several days, watching the effects of the heavy rains on the road beds and infrastructure.
Until the waters recede there will not be a true assessment of the damages done, but road crews are staying busy keeping roads open as possible, and keeping road closures to a minimum.
A close dialogue with Washington County Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor has ensured that a realistic appraisal of the road conditions would ensure safety for school buses and private vehicles transporting children to schools.