Ida moves closer to land fall - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Ida moves closer to land fall

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Florida panhandle and other parts of the Gulf Coast are bracing for tropical storm Ida.

Monday morning, Ida was still more than 200 miles away from Pensacola Beach, Florida. However, tropical storm warnings and watches remain in effect around the gulf coast.

Schools in one Alabama county near the Alabama-Florida line were closed Monday morning and a shelter was opened. Officials are also urging evacuations in low-lying areas near the Alabama Gulf Coast.

The Albany Public Works department is preparing for Tuesday's wind and rain. Jet vac trucks are cleaning out sewer lines and drains in areas where there could be water back up from the expected more than two inches of rain.

Street sweepers are cleaning leaves and debris from curbs and gutters across town, to keep as much trash as possible out of those lines.

And pumps are being cranked up to lower holding ponds. Generators are also being tested at pump stations, in case of power outages that could affect those pumps.

Wind gusts in excess of 45 miles per hour could break tree limbs and bring down power lines. It's an all out effort to get the sewer and storm drains ready for the heavy rains expected tomorrow.

Dougherty County School officials held a meeting this morning to discuss storm preparations. School transportation and Police officials will monitor weather warnings, to make sure the students don't get on buses if there's a severe weather threat.

 

 ©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lee Co. High School graduation moved to Albany Civic Center

    Lee Co. High School graduation moved to Albany Civic Center

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:58:05 GMT
    Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)
    Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)

    The graduation ceremony for Lee County High School has been moved to the Albany Civic Center. 

    More >>

    The graduation ceremony for Lee County High School has been moved to the Albany Civic Center. 

    More >>
  • Slots open now for Dougherty Co. pre-K summer program

    Slots open now for Dougherty Co. pre-K summer program

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:49:34 GMT
    Dougherty County pre-K leaders said it is accepting applications now for its pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County pre-K leaders said it is accepting applications now for its pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)
    Dougherty County Pre-K leaders said they are accepting applications now for their Pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Pre-K leaders said they are accepting applications now for their Pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County school leaders said they're looking for children to attend their free pre-K enrichment program, and the time to apply is now.  

    More >>

    Dougherty County school leaders said they're looking for children to attend their free pre-K enrichment program, and the time to apply is now.  

    More >>
  • Officials warn about the dangers of leaving kids, pets in cars over the summer

    Officials warn about the dangers of leaving kids, pets in cars over the summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:43:25 GMT
    Emergency officials said it's important to not leave kids or pets in cars this summer at all. (Source: WALB)Emergency officials said it's important to not leave kids or pets in cars this summer at all. (Source: WALB)

    As temperatures begin to rise in South Georgia, emergency officials are sending an important message about the dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars. 

    More >>

    As temperatures begin to rise in South Georgia, emergency officials are sending an important message about the dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly