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
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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 >>
June 13, 2006
Thomas Co.- Repairs on Cairo Road in Thomas County shifted into high gear Tuesday morning. The road was damaged when a culvert collapsed last month. With the threat of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Alberto, public works crews were out early Tuesday morning.
Heavy downpours weren't going to stop Thomas County Public Works crews, who've come too far on the emergency repairs to Cairo Road to turn back now.
"No ma'am, we can't stop now, we got started we got to continue right on," said Buddy Osborne, Thomas Co. Construction Superintendent.
With the possibility of two inches of rain looming crews worked feverishly.
"It could wash the whole culvert out, if we have a lot of rain in here, we could loose the whole culvert," said Osborne.
Waters from the Boy Scout Lake nearly caused the road to collapse three weeks ago.
"There was erosion up under the bottom of the road and it could cause a road failure on the culvert," said Osborne.
Over the last three weeks crews have been pumping concrete in those voids. They needed to add another 50 yards of concrete Tuesaday before the rain does any more damage.
"Once we get this concrete poured under the culvert today, we'll have it all sealed off," said Osborne.
If Tuesday's work isn't undone, the project will have cost the County around $9,000, but if the roadway is washed away that cheaper repair bill will go with it and costs could escalate to $250,000.
The concrete poured Tuesday will take 24 hours to set. Crews hope the highly traveled roadway can be opened Friday.