Albany- Representatives of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service recognized Albany and Dougherty County as Storm-ready Tuesday morning. Fire department officials say the city has worked toward achieving the designation for a long time.
"Basically its kind of a score card if you must of the things that we've accomplished in the areas of identifying potential storms in the area, and also alerting the general public of the dangers and what they need to do," says Assistant. Fire Chief, James Carswell.
The storm-ready designation encourages communities to create a severe weather action plan.