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Dougherty storm preps continue

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Dougherty County Public works crews are digging and deepening drainage canals to prevent future flooding.

The holding pond at Holly and 19 is being cleaned out and deepened, and four main drain lines will be  installed to pump water out of it if it fills up. This is a major part of the drainage canals for South Dougherty County. This is part of the solution to the flooding that damaged several homes on Betty Drive in April 2009.

Public Works Assistant Director Chucky Mathis said  "Working on projects that we found were problems in our last flooding. Upgrading those systems. Also we're checking out equipment, all of our pumps, saws, trucks, equipment. We got them ready."

So far Dougherty County has completed 4 projects on their storm drainage update plan, and have three underway now. Forecasters have predicted a strong possibility of tropical storms or hurricanes in the coming months.

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