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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Public Works crews continue to make sandbags as they prepare for more rain.

Albany City workers made more than 7,000 sandbags in the last 48 hours.

People continue to pick up them up to hold back water from their homes and businesses. Crews have also sandbagged homes for the sick, elderly, and disabled.

"Some of our crews have been working 12 to 14 hours straight," said Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson.  "We've been trying to relieve some of them. But we were here to about 10 last night delivering sand bags. Of course people were still coming to pick them up late last night."

With more heavy rain expected tomorrow, the Albany crews continue to make sandbags.

They also staged pumps at streets where there could be flooding problems like this one next to the holding pond on Mitchell Avenue.

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