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    South Albany House Fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:48:26 GMT
    Albany firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue.We have a crew on the scene.Stay with WALB for the latest on this story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
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  • East Albany duplex fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:40:37 GMT
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue.Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.No one inside andno injuries have been reported.Stay with WALB for the latest on this developing story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue.Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.No one inside andno injuries have been reported.Stay with WALB for the latest on this developing story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:03:55 GMT
    (left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris(left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Everyone should have a plan incase disaster strikes, that's the message FEMA and local emergency officials were trying to get out to Tift county residents on Saturday.

FEMA and the Tift County Emergency Operations held a community outreach at Lowe's to make sure people know what they need to prepare for a hurricane and any type of natural disaster.

They gave out pamphlets filled with information about having adequate food and water, and necessities like weather radios and batteries in case the power goes out.

"We're here with our state and local partners giving out information on any kind of storm preparedness. We have activity books for the children and anything that you would need for you and your family," said Diann Easterling, FEMA Comm. Relations Specialist.

FEMA says before this hurricane season becomes active there's no time like the present make a plan to keep your love ones safe.

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