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Lowndes County prepares for hurricane season

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –After a couple of quiet hurricane seasons, Lowndes County leaders say they don't want you to get complacent.

A little more than a year ago, major flooding caused serious problems in the area.

Officials want everyone to be prepared for the heavy storms hurricane season can bring.

Utilities, fire, law enforcment, school, and city representatives attended a hurricane planning meeting Friday at the emergency operations center.

"We just want everyone to go back and double check and make sure all our preparedness efforts are in place and be ready for whatever mother nature might throw this year," said Ashley Tye, the Lowndes County EMA.

Tye gave an update on predicted hurricane activity to the agencies that are part of the emergency operations plan.

Experts expect an active hurricane season.

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