Post Storm Update #2
This morning, I spoke with Major Clay Hammac, Operations Commander for Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. I expressed the deep appreciation that all Eagle Point residents have for the dedication of each and every deputy who’s served our community since disaster struck on March 25th. Some deputies who have served us had damage at their own homes and still continued to offer us protection while their families began recovery efforts. Our deputies tried to give our residents time to get through the initial crisis with as much dignity and privacy as they could.
While the Sheriff’s Office will still have an increased presence throughout Eagle Point, we will no longer have overnight checkpoints at our entrances. If you see something suspicious, call 911. Try to get the tag number of any suspicious vehicle. I ask that no one confront a passerby – tensions are high all around, and confrontations could turn bad quickly.
Please be considerate of your neighbors who have significant damage from the storm. Even our own Eagle Point residents who are “sightseeing” feel like an intrusion to someone who is sorting through their family’s belongings. That being said, your Board members and our admin from YourOffice are out and about almost all day monitoring the debris removal process in an effort to direct resources where they are needed the most. We are all trying to be accessible and considerate while we monitor.
Patience is still in order for what lies ahead. We are in for a LONG process of cleanup and rebuilding. Everyone is doing the best they can, so please extend grace to each other during this stressful time.