Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
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 >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
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 >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
As part of this week's observation, Georgia's Emergency Management Agency and their Ready Georgia Campaign is urging people statewide to take some steps toward being better prepared which includes making sure you know what to do if a tornado strikes your area.
Officials say during the months of March, April, May, tornadoes can and will appear without warning and could make their destructive stamp anywhere in Georgia.
That's why it's important to be able to act quickly, know the safest place in your home or office where you can take shelter, always have a NOAA weather radio on hand, and make sure those around you know what emergency action plan you have in place.
They also say to familiarize yourself with important terms. A tornado watch means a tornado is possible in your area which is different from a tornado warning which means a tornado has been spotted near you and need to take shelter immediately.
Experts say all of these steps could be the difference between life and death.
The National Weather Service is asking everyone to participate in a state-wide tornado drill that will take place at 9:00 Wednesday morning. That means all schools, businesses, government offices and homes are asked to take that time to find a safe place and go through an emergency action plan so you'll be prepared for any natural disaster.