With the devastation and loss of life caused by the recent tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri still in the news, the City Council is set to receive an update Tuesday on how prepared Greenville is to face such an emergency.

Police Chief Daniel J. Busken and Fire Chief Doug Caison are scheduled to deliver the briefing during Tuesday’s Council work session, starting at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. The regular agenda is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The presentation is expected to cover the city’s use of the Code Red emergency notification system, the status of the emergency warning sirens in Greenville, the use of social media sites to notify residents of emergencies, information on the city’s emergency operations center, training, mutual aid agreements with other agencies and communications systems and interoperability.

The City of Greenville maintain a current fund balance of $6.2 million in the general and water funds of the municipal budget, which could be used if needed in the event of a significant disaster.

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