Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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 >>
September 2, 2004
Albany -- South Georgia cities and towns are preparing for the heavy rains and high winds that Hurricane Frances could bring our way.
A Dougherty County excavator dredges out the drainage canal at Tenth Avenue and Argonne Drive. They are cleaning up the canal, in case Frances dumps inches or even feet of rain water on Albany.
County Open Drainage Maintenance Supervisor David Minnick said "If you can't keep the water flowing, if it stands in one area, it accumulates and backs up, and that's when your problems start."
Dougherty County has nearly 30 miles of drainage canals, and the crews are making sure they are clean as possible. The city's master plan preparation for Hurricanes is underway.
72 hours before expected impact, the plan calls for Street sweepers to clean the roads. John Reid said "All the leaves and pine straw off the street, to keep it from stopping up the catch basins. If we don't do that, a lot of times that stuff will get down in the catch base and stop up and cause the street to flood out."
Albany's master plan was developed with hard lessons learned in the floods of 1994 and 1998. Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson said "If we have upwards of ten, twelve, thirteen inches of rain, we are going to put in place everything we can to make sure we don't have some of the problems we had back in '94 and '98."
That experience and these peoples' work will hopefully make a difference-- when the effects of Hurricane Frances are felt in South Georgia.
Roberson says public works employees expect to stay busy around the clock until the danger of Hurricane Frances passes.