Lee Co. sheriff warns mobile home residents ahead of Michael

Lee Co. sheriff warns mobile home residents ahead of Michael
A mobile home in Lee County. (Source: WALB)

LEE., GA (WALB) - Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals warns anyone living in a mobile home should find a safe place to go ahead of Hurricane Michael.

During Tuesday’s Lee County storm briefing, law officials talked about the importance of safety of mobile home residents during a hurricane.

Rachals said mobile homes are not made to withstand strong force winds.

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If anyone in the Lee County area wants to seek shelter because of living in a mobile home, they can shelter at First Baptist Church of Leesburg.

Rachals said making sure the community is safe is his number one priority.

“Get somewhere it is a little bit safer. The size of this thing is growing, it is very strong. It will tear up mobile home parks real bad. It is important to find another."

Small pets can be brought have to be kept in kennels.

Currently, the shelter at First Baptist Church of Leesburg is the only one open in the county.

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