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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
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Flooding from what was Tropical Storm Debby is still a problem tonight in much of Florida and some parts of South Georgia.
But much of our area didn't see much rainfall, and now the heat is going to be on this weekend.
On a beautiful day in Albany, Anna Massey's kids took some time to enjoy the splash pad.
It's pretty simple - when the water goes on the pavement gets wet. In fact, the pavement is much wetter today than it ever got when Tropical Storm Debby passed by.
Chris Zelman is a Meteorologist at WALB. He said, "here at WALB, we picked up a tenth of an inch of rain, and the airport only picked up a little bit more."
While some locations got too much rain from Debby, areas from Pelham north received very little. So for most of South Georgia, the beat goes on.
"We're still under exceptional drought across the southwest corner of the state," he said.
It doesn't take a meteorologist to figure out that it hasn't been as hot this summer.
Anna Massey has it figured out. She said, "it hasn't been as hot as it normally is this time of the year."
And she's right. After six consecutive days of 100 degrees in Albany last June, so far the city has reached 100 only once this year. But that's about to change as the heat moves into our neighborhood.
"The temperatures are going to come up. But the difference here is that we've had a lot of rain. So the humidity is going to be very high," said Zelman.
The heat and humidity together equals heat indices near 110 degrees. When it gets that hot, everyone should take precautions to keep themselves safe. That especially applies to parents, after all kids may not realize when they're suffering from heat stress.
Vamella Lovett is the Health Department Manager for the Dougherty County Health Department. She said, "they need to be very attentive to their children."
Massey does just that for her kids.
"If it gets too hot, we just take a break and go inside," she said.
Even though South Georgians are used to the heat, it can still be a killer if you're not careful. So if you do find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the heat, Health Department officials have some advice.
Lovett said, "you need to try and cool off as quickly as possible by whatever means."
If the forecast holds, then more people will be trying to do just that.