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Lowndes County prepares for storm

March 3, 2008

Lowndes County -  Lowndes County is preparing for another storm forecasted to bring high winds and several inches of rain to the area.

The storm is predicted to be similar to the one that hit the county last week.

That storm brought wind gust up to 70 miles per hour, uprooting trees, downing power lines and damaging homes. 

The water levels from the county's rivers and lakes also remain high from that storm.  But officials say flooding isn't their biggest concern.

"Right now we could be in for some localized flooding just because of the amount of rain we've received here over the last few weeks," says Paige Dukes of the Lowndes County Commission Office.  "Our storm drains are full, the ground is saturated so that's not going to help us as far as standing water nor is it going to help with the stability of some of our trees and things like that when the winds hit."

County officials say signing up for their Code Red Emergency Alert system is the best way to find out if there's severe weather near you. 

"We've been looking at several hundred numbers each morning when our emergency management director checks the system so we encourage citizens to continue to sign up and put all your phone numbers in," Dukes adds.

Signing up is easy!  Just click here.

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