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Hundreds of first responders arrive to help residents in Colquitt

Hundreds of first responders arrive to help residents in Colquitt
Hundreds of first responders arrive to help residents in Colquitt
Posted at 5:18 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:18:59-04

COLQUITT, Ga. (WTXL) - Many small towns in south Georgia were hit hard by Hurricane Michael, including Colquitt. 

Colquitt is known for Swamp Gravy, the annual Mayhaw Festival, and for being Georgia's Mural City, but if you were to take a look around the area, it's almost unrecognizable. 

Many roads are still blocked either because of trees or infrastructure damage.

Despite this, resources are being deployed to the citizens as fast as possible, with cases of water being available to the community on Friday.

Although a boil water notice is in effect for Colquitt residents, a mandatory curfew is not. Instead, Cory Thomas, the Deputy Director of the Miller County Emergency Management Agency, is urging residents to use common sense and not wander around at night.  

"Remember who we are. We're a loving community. We're a neighboring community that when one is down, we pick each other up. I would just like to encourage everyone, let's come together through this," said Thomas. "Let's make this a better community because of this. Let's work together, help each other out." 

The effects that Hurricane Michael left on Colquitt are sobering to say the least, but first responders and volunteers from all over the state have come out to lend their assistance to the city.