Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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 >>
DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
While the worst may still be to come, the rain started early Friday in Decatur County.
"If we're needed they'll call us. We have people on stand by to take those calls. And if we're needed we go," said Assistant Public Works Director Andy Oliver.
Oliver and his crew at Decatur County Public Works are always ready for severe weather.
"Fortunately this year we haven't had a lot of bad weather that's caught us like that. Like we had back in the flood of '94, '95, 2005. '98. We've been real fortunate."
Public works officials say since the '94 floods, folks here in Decatur County have paid a lot more attention to flood warnings.
"It didn't flood as bad as they said it was going to be because it actually backed up. We had what was called the big slough, where our water actually backed up and filled up the big slough. So the water didn't get as high as everybody had thought at that time," said Oliver.
And Oliver says while slow consistent rain is always better than flash floods, the chance of precipitation is not all bad news.
"Last I heard we are still low on the water table. I'm not sure if we are even back up to normal yet. So yea we appreciate the rain all we can get."
Oliver says the best to do during a storm is to stay inside with plenty of food and water available.
He says if you do get stuck, you'll need something to tide you over until someone can come get you.
Five to 10 Inches of rain could fall in Decatur County over the next 48 hours.