Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
June 15, 2006
Albany -- As another hurricane season gets underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants you to be flood smart. That includes getting flood insurance from the government-run National Flood Insurance Program.
One Albany homeowner is sparing no expense when it comes to protecting her possessions and suggests you do the same. Machelle Drake is cleaning up her yard for summer. She doesn't want any unwanted animals finding homes in these leaves.
But she wouldn't trade her quiet flood-prone home by the Flint River to live on higher land. "It's very peaceful, calming, we can actually walk to the river bank. Its just peaceful, I guess it's just country living," said Machelle Drake.
This year is her family's first hurricane season in their new home, and she's sparing no expense for flood insurance. She knows the devastation such a disaster brings. "The '94 was very saddening by my family because we had no flood insurance and we lost everything and we had to start all over again," said Drake.
Allstate insurance agent Lamar Deaver says inquiries about the National Flood Insurance Program increase this time of year. He's been showing clients these Flood Insurance Rate Maps to explain the necessity of signing up.
"Back in 94 in the flood, they allowed us to write policies and we could issue them and they could be enforced within a week, but now it takes 30 days to get a policy enforced," said Lamar Deaver.
That wait doesn't apply if you're buying a home or refinancing your mortgage. But make sure you bring in a Flood Elevation Certificate to your agent. It will help determine the best insurance for your home.
"I don't worry about the flood because if it comes again, I'll be ready," said Drake.
A flood may not happen in Machelle Drake's area, but she's made sure she's got flood insurance covered.
Rates vary depending on how at-risk your area is. Your homeowners insurance agent can help you find the best flood insurance for your home.