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Lee homes need to be clearly marked

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

Lee County, GA (WALB) –   In an emergency minutes can mean the difference between life and death, that's why Lee County's emergency responders are urging residents to mark their address clearly.

They've had problems finding several homes recently. That's why first responders want to make sure people comply with the county ordinance mandating them to have their house number clearly displayed on the front of their home.

The numbers should be at least four inches high, and reflective numbers are best.

"If they do not display reflective numbers then they're not easily seen at night even with light, a spotlight or something, but it's an ongoing problem it really is," said Bobby Watkins, Lee County EMS Director.

First responders are looking at the county ordinance to see if needs to be strengthened. Right now you can be fined $100 if you violate the ordinance. The county can actually put numbers on your home and send you the bill.

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