Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID.More >>
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 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 >>
September 6, 2004
Albany- The sounds of chainsaws will echo throughout South Georgia when the gusty winds are finally gone. "They can be very dangerous," says Home Depot worker, Paul Spratlin. They can be so dangerous that more than 40 thousand chainsaw injuries are reported annually.
Spratlin explains "You need to make sure your chain is good and tight. If a chain slips off, it can cut you. It can fly around and cut your leg." Getting cut with a chainsaw can happen many other ways. Spratlin says "Hitting a hard piece of wood will make it jump back. Not paying attention, cutting the wood and letting the saw go down to cut your leg, not watching your hands when you're using the saw, sometimes you'll let a hand roll over into the blade."
To keep that dangerous blade from hurting you, there are several safety precautions you should consider. "Goggles are always good. Safety glasses can be worn, but goggles are better because they can cover the sides of your eyes. Ear protection is always good. Chain saws are very noisy when they're running. Gloves are very much essential. Using gloves will save your hands from getting cut," explains Spratlin.
Another after storm safety Hazard is Generators. Many people use them improperly by putting them inside their homes. Spratlin says"They run off gasoline, just like an automobile," and they put off carbon monoxide, a poisonous byproduct that could leave you seriously ill or even kill you.
What about all of your food? How do you know if it's safe to eat when your power comes back on? Environmental Health expert Susan Reyher explains "If they've been warmer than 40 degrees for more than two or three or four hours, they should be tossed out." If you're just not sure, Reyher says "when in doubt throw it out," and throw out the chances of getting a serious, even potentially deadly, illness.