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IDA won't catch Thomasville unaware

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE , GA (WALB) – Of course our southern counties closest to the coast always take a beating during severe weather. Thomas county officials are taking every precaution for Tropical storm IDA.

Flood victims are all over south Georgia. The most recent widespread flooding we saw was back in the spring. Water took over homes and roadways, rivers and springs overflowing their banks. 

Emergency officials in Thomas county aren't expecting anything that extreme from IDA, they aren't predicting flooding. But of course it's always better to be prepared for the worst.

That's what Debra Brown is doing. She lives on Passmore street, it's an area known for flooding. Her home didn't flood in the spring, but was full of water last September.

Thomas county could get between three and five inches of rain and wind gusts of up to 20 miles per hour.

The wind is their biggest concern and the threat of trees falling. If you're out driving around, use caution.

"September of last year we went through our first flooding. The ditch did get full. And it got high enough to where it came inside the home. And they had to evacuate everyone from the home," said Brown.

Ms. Brown is smart. She keeps a watchful eye on the weather forecast and is loaded up with jugs of water and even a bag full of all her essentials in case of an emergency.


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