Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – We could have flash flooding in our area, depending on how much rainfall we get during the next 24 hours. Emergency responders will closely watch creeks like the Kinchafoonee in Lee County.
Depending on the rainfall the creek could rise more than a foot above flood stage by Saturday afternoon. Right now, The creek is expected to crest at 14.4 feet. Georgia Power is also bracing for power outages from gusty winds. They recently replenished their stockpile of utility poles.
"Just last week we had our pole pile replenished and we had about 45 poles different classifications dropped off here at the headquarters, so we're good to go in that area, other materials and stuff like that," said Ga. Power Engineering Supervisor Henry Everson.
"If none of those areas are hit hard or whatever we can call for resources from those areas and then we've got our adjoining neighbors from the west region which is Columbus and Americus and if they're not too severely damaged then we can call from them."
Right now Georgia Power has not activated its emergency response initiative, but they do have extra contract crews in town working on other projects that can be pressed into service if they're needed.
They're also monitoring updated weather forecasts and say if the forecast worsens their status could change.