FORSYTH COUNTY — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been reaching out during press conferences, but Wednesday morning made a special call to Pete Amos, chairman of the Forsyth County commission.
"He was gracious enough to call and check on our county and wanted to know if we needed anything," Amos said. "The governor wanted to know if everything was good in Forsyth County.”
Amos said he informed the governor, who hails from neighboring Hall County, that Forsyth’s operations “are doing well. We've got everything we need.”
Amos praised the efforts of the local sheriff's office, fire department, county manager and command unit.
“They're out there working hard for our citizens and making sure our roads are clear."
Amos said citizens are doing their part by staying off the roads, which allows them to be treated.
"Thank goodness everyone is staying home right now, as they should," he said. "Unless it's an emergency, everyone should stay home."
Amos added that it was "nice of the governor to call us."
"We are very appreciative," he said. "We've got plenty of salt mixture and sand and the guys out there are running 12-hour shifts … they're all working in cooperation together.
“We were prepared for this and our road crew is doing a great job trying to get all the main roads, side roads and bridges salted and we'll be at it again [Wednesday night and Thursday]."