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By Staff Reports PHOTO: Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College (center) and Brenda Stringer, Executive Assistant to the President, welcome FEMA Region 4 IMAT to Northeast Alabama Community College during the IMAT’s annual readiness exercise. (NACC) POWELL,

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — As a network provider under the American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, the DeKalb Ambulance Service is responding to the request to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Michael in the Gulf Region.

Signing up for ‘Alert DeKalb’ is easily done through the County EMA’s website. The system alerted those in the path of the storm during the recent tornado.  By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In times of

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— Heavy rains that fell around the Christmas Holiday are still causing problems around the county. The rushing waters caused damage to infrastructure and businesses, as well as some private residences. Thirteen roads remained

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—People across Alabama and throughout most of the eastern United States experienced a very warm, soggy Christmas this year. No area of the state was able to avoid the massive rainfall, but which hit