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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Merrell Lasseter and his family just moved back into their Margaret Street home in Thomasville.
"We had to move out for about two months, a little over two months. We had to tear all the dry wall out, up to four feet, and the insulation and so forth," said Lasseter.
A flash flood in June caused severe damage to the Lasseters' home and several others as well.
Lasseter says his insurance did not cover rising water, so they lost almost everything they owned. "It's kind of hard to prepare for it because we're not in a flood zone and it's never really come up that high before. I mean like I said it's come up to look like a pond in the backyard, but then it eventually starts draining off."
Emergency officials in Thomas County say they are preparing for whatever Issac may bring.
"We've gotten with public works already looking at ditches. Clearing debris out of ditches, trash, things like that. Everybody is on alert," said Deputy EMA Director Lisa Griffis.
Emergency officials say everyone should have an emergency supply kit.
"Batteries and flashlights, make sure you have those. You also need tarps to cover anything you have damaged at the time. We also have generators and gas cans cause those are needed at that time also," said Lowe's Manager Billy Swords
Swords says most of the folks coming in to buy storm supplies, are not doing it for their homes in Thomasville. "Yea we've had a few people come through who have properties over on the beaches and stuff. They've been buying some decking material and also some flashlights and batteries."
But if we are hit, in any way, it's important to stay safe.
"If it comes this way, while it's happening, stay off the roads. Stay home. Standing water, water is very dangerous. Just stay home," said Griffis.
Lasseter says his family did just buy flood insurance, so they will be prepared in another worst case scenario.
For more information on how to prepare, click on any of the links below.