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Few people at Albany emergency shelter

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Dougherty County opened an emergency shelter for people who evacuated their homes, but the turnout was light.

Only two people were in the shelter at the Beattie Road Church of Christ when we stopped by at eight o'clock.

American Red Cross volunteers set up cots, fixed food, and had bathrooms ready.

The Health Department was there with medicine in case of emergencies.

Red Cross Shelter Manager Harold West said "We're hoping we don't have that much need right now. That we won't have a lots of people. But if we have need we'll be providing meals and whatever they need."

Emergency officials advise people in older mobile homes to find safe shelter in case of more severe weather tonight.

There are shelters open in numerous other counties tonight.

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