Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Just when you think the rain is gone, think again. Most of South Georgia is forecasted to get 2 to 4 inches of rain over the weekend. Some areas could get up to 10 inches. That means the possibility of flooding is back on the minds of many folks in southwest Georgia.
But emergency officials say they're more ready now than they've ever been. Free programs like Code Red here in Dougherty County alert people when severe weather enters the area. Whether it's tornadoes, thunderstorms or flash flooding, the free phone call alert is just another way to stay prepared during this dangerous flood season.
"It doesn't alert the entire county but just the path. We encourage people to join that program. It's a free program. They can either go on the Internet, the city's web site and look that up and fill out the information or they can the fire department and I'll put the information in for them," says Dougherty Co. EMA Director Jim Vaught.
Officials with the American Red Cross say they're prepared to set up shelters anywhere between Albany to Lake Seminole, if need be. Now they're say they need volunteers.
If you'd like to help, give them a call at 229-924-2026.