Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Do you have a survival kit for a disaster, or maybe a plan of action during severe weather? Emergency responders say you should, and hope flooding preparedness week will get out their message.
Heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes, all severe weather that could hit at any moment. Albany is no stranger to weather extremes, and emergency responders want you to be prepared for the worst.
"We would like you to have those things that you feel you need to sustain yourself for 72 hours," said Jim Vaught, Albany EMA 911 Dept. Dir. "Water, non-perishable food, manual can opener, flashlight batteries, radio, change of clothing. Those kinds of things that you put aside that if all the sudden we say, 'hey, it's gonna flood in your area. You need to evacuate,' you can grab that bag, through it in your trunk and go."
Vaught said 95 people across the nation lose their lives each year from flooding. He also said flooding causes national damages of roughly $8 Billion annually. And because flooding is so dangerous, Vaught advises people should come up with a plan.
"Another thing that is very important that people take serious, and that is to sit down with their families and make a plan," he said. "What do you do during an emergency event? Once the event happens it's just too late to do that. So you want to do that ahead of time."
He said the city's Public Works department and flood plain management people work hard to keep waterways clear to prevent flooding, which actually helps reduce flood insurance premiums in the flood prone areas. But he thinks one of the most important tools available to the public is Dougherty County's Code Red Program.
"Code Red use their models and computers to predict the speed, intensity and direction of the path of the storm. And they lay a polygon down across Dougherty County," he said. "And everybody in that polygon is called. Instead of calling everybody in Dougherty County, it calls those people in most immediate danger."
Vaught also urges people to purchase a weather radio, which is available at many electronics stores. The key message he wants to send to residents is: be prepared so you can stay out of harm's way.