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July 9, 2005

Albany- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is keeping a watchful eye as Hurricane Dennis prepares to make its way inland.

GEMA officials say it will be easier for crews responding to trouble because the storm is predicted to make landfall during daylight hours Sunday. Local EMA offices are prepared to deal with possible tornados or other damage that make be created in Dennis' path.

"One of the side affects of a hurricane is that it spawns tornados, so it's something that we'll be watching for also. For the most part, it looks like this storm is moving along a very predictable track and it looks like we are probably going to be missed," said Jim Vaught, Deputy Director EMA.

The EMA is also looking for trained emergency volunteers to help out in other states with more severe damages.

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