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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
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Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
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Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
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Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
April 9, 2008
Brace yourself. We could be in for a dangerous hurricane season.
After a couple of fairly calm years, one of the country's foremost hurricane experts today predicted an active 2008. Weather forecasters are using a new forecasting model to predict hurricanes this year, and they expect 15 named storms to develop. In case one of those storms impacts our area, your family should have a Family Disaster Plan.
"A plan is knowing what your family will do in case there's a hurricane, if they're at school, at work, what they will do, who they will contact, how they will contact them", said Mari McEwen the Executive Director for the Albany Red cross.
Knowing who to contact in an emergency is important, but the Dougherty County Emergency Managers is also ready to contact you with a new warning system.
Jim Vaught, Deputy Director of the Albany EMA said they're ready. "First off we get notification for the National Weather Service, as soon as we get that notification we set off our city alarm, we have 14 sirens located through the city and we just recently purchased a Code Red emergency notification system".
That system will notify city and county residents who sign up for it by phone should hazardous weather head this way. If you are asked to evacuated your home, having important documents and prescriptions ready to go is a good idea.
Mari McEwen reminded people not to forget their medicine. " If people are on medication, have prescriptions, copies of prescriptions or the prescription available to take, valuables, important papers....".
Having something as simple as matches or a butane lighter and a kerosene lantern could come in handy in case of a dangerous storm. Something Paul Spratlin at Home Depot says he doesn't see people in Albany doing in advance.
Paul Spartlin said, "in this area people generally don't prepare for a hurricane, most of the time when we get a hurricane warning it's well in advance, and most of the hurricanes have diminished a great deal before it gets to us".
Powerful or not disasters can strike quickly and without much warning, so a little preparation now could make a big difference later.