Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Officials in Worth County signed a declaration of local emergency after receiving about 10 inches of rain in three days. Commission Chairman Mike Cosby signed the declaration after officials exhausted all of their resources during the flood. If it's approved by the state, the county could receive some assistance.
44 roads remain closed and while school is back on Tuesday, emergency management officials are urging motorists to be patient and drive slowly.
Crews in Worth County spent Tuesday assessing the damage in the daylight. Over the past three days, Worth County has seen about ten inches of rain. And while the sun is finally shining, yards remain flooded.
Some residents are using pumps to get rid of the water. And emergency management officials say it could take some time before everything gets back to normal, especially for the roads in the southern end of the county.
"Lower south, as the water flows, those roads may take several days. This is going to be weeks and possibly months to repair. It's not going to happen overnight," said Worth Co. EMA Director Thomas Whittington.
More than 40 roads are closed, and while crews are working to repair those that have dried, officials are asking residents to be patient. "Our public works department has been just overwhelmed and the resources have been just spread out. And it's going to take them time," said Whittington.
Until then, folks like Tommy Hembree and his wife are scoping out the damage themselves. "Just trying to check out things. But it's going down now."
They live on Porter's Creek Road, which now looks more like a creek in some parts. "It come up quick. And its flooding really bad down here in this area. Of course this is Piney Wood Creek right here."
Hembree's backyard backs up to the creek, so he's no stranger to high water. "It don't ever get right there at the house, it gets close, and that's too close."
And it was a close call for several families in Worth County, but luckily there was no major flooding. Crews took a lot of pictures today of the areas that were hit the hardest.
They'll send those off to GEMA in hopes of getting some assistance. But it could be several weeks or even months before they find out.
The emergency operations center in Worth County closed around 4pm Tuesday. Anyone still needing assistance can call Worth County Fire Rescue at 229-776-8223.