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FLETC Glynco Serves as Regional Response and Recovery Hub After Hurricane Matthew

DHS Under Secretary for Management Russell C. Deyo traveled to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) site in Glynco, Georgia to view the damages from Hurricane Matthew and to thank staff for their support to the recovery mission.

Hurricane strength winds, heavy rains, and flooding last Friday and Saturday damaged FLETC training sites, but personnel has quickly returned to work to evaluate the damage and begin recovery efforts. 

FLETC Glynco has opened its doors to serve as the staging center for all of southeastern Georgia and northeastern Florida hurricane recovery efforts. Georgia Power has established a base camp for more than 900 workers on the ground to address outages, while approximately 100 Georgia National and Air National Guardsmen and 35 American Red Cross workers are in Glynco dormitories while deployed to the area.

Today, FLETC Director Connie Patrick and Deputy Director William Fallon gave Under Secretary Deyo a tour of the FLETC Glynco facility to survey the damages to the training venues. During his visit, Under Secretary Deyo had the privilege of extending the Department’s gratitude and deep appreciation to volunteers. The work going on in response to Hurricane Matthew out of FLETC Glynco is just one example of our shared DHS Mission to safeguard the American people, our homeland and its values.

DHS Photo by FLETC

DHS Photo by FLETC

DHS Photo by FLETC

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