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 >>
October 25, 2007
Albany -- State Climatologist David Stooksbury said that while we may get rain over the winter, it won't be enough to reverse the severe drought.
Georgia legislative leaders Thursday unveiled a plan to build a network of state reservoirs in north Georgia to prevent water shortages during future droughts.
To conserve water Governor Perdue has asked all state agencies to cut back their water usage. That means no matter how dirty Department of Natural Resource Vehicles get in south Georgia's woods, they'll stay that way.
"We're not washing them like we normally do, usually this time of year we're washing them once or twice a week just to keep them clean," said Captain Jeff Swift of the Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement.
The Southwest Georgia Public Health Department sent out memos to their staff of 300 not only asking employees to conserve water at work, but also at home, suggesting shorter showers.
"The same thing goes for the additional water that you may have after you've rinsed something at the sink, take that water and use it for indoor, outdoor plants, don't just let it go straight on down the drain. Being cognizant of your trash disposal usage," says Emergency Preparedness Director Julie Miller.
It's all to help out with Georgia's drought. Climatologists say there's little hope of major recovery through at least the spring leaving virtually no reserve for next summer. State leaders unveiled a plan to build more state reservoirs for future drought prevention.
"This is one piece of the equation we want to continue to make sure that conservation is a huge priority for our state," said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.
Until then they say everyone can do their part to protect Georgia's water resources.
"I think it's important for everybody whether it be an office or a state employee or just a normal citizen if we can conserve all that we can conserve we will have done at least all we can do," said Swift.
Because something as simple as turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth can save gallons of water.