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Albany officials say city prepared for heavy rains

As Tropical Storm Lee bears down on the Gulf Coast, Albany public works crews say the city's storm drainage system is ready for expected heavy rain.

Crews cleaned out storm drains along Radium Springs Road Friday.

Forecasters say Lee could dump several inches of rain in Georgia early next week.

Officials say they have been preparing for storm season for months, and this summer's drought has helped.

Albany Public Works General Supervisor George Haggerty said "Get in and clean all of our catch basins. Get them clean of debris. Clean our lines and we're pretty much, our ponds have been down, so we're pretty much prepared for what come."

Public works crews will be on call throughout the Labor day holiday in case of weather issues.

If anyone has problems, they can report them to Albany's 3-1-1 phone center which will be manned.

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