Supervisors Approve iPads Purchase

Lauderdale County emergency workers will have a little extra technology to use the next time there's a natural disaster.

County supervisors approved the purchase of $10,000 worth of iPads and iPad apps, to be used by the Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency. They were paid for with a grant from the state.

LEMA director David Sharp says the iPads will be able to help them in numerous ways.

"There are a lot of things we can do with this that are applications from hazardous material spills from the emergency response guys, to plumbing models to forms that we have to fill out with the state, that we can put on there," said Sharp.

Sharp says the iPads can also be used after a storm to take pictures of damage with GPS coordinates and send it to state officials immediately.

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