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Dennis Robinson Allergist and Immunologist at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia Dennis Robinson Allergist and Immunologist at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The rainy weather continues in South Georgia and that's causing a variety of problems from messy yards to allergies.

South Georgia has been pounded with rain for nearly three weeks now. WALB'S Pin Point rain gauge has recorded rain every day so far this month. Despite the above average amount of rainfall, thankfully there isn't a lot of standing water in the area.

"Right now the water some of the water is still settling into the ground, but we are not having a lot of water on top of the ground. And in some locations, some areas are, but some locations where we normally have that water we aren't having it," said Donnell Mathis Environmental Control Manager.

All the rain is allowing lawns to get a bit out of hand.  Folks with the lawn rangers landscaping are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for their services.

"Well each day, yeah, I think we are falling a little further and further and further behind, but we are trying to work later and we started work earlier this morning and we are going to work later today to try and get caught up," said Will Myrick lawn rangers landscaper.

While landscapers are catching up, others are catching a stuffy nose from allergies. Dr. Dennis Robinson has seen an increase in patients suffering from mold related allergies.

"Those molds though, tend to create a problem with a lot thicker mucus than your average pollen does. So, they tend to get more infections of the sinus and if they have co-existing asthma this type can flare that as well," said Dr. Dennis Robinson Allergist and Immunologist at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia.

As the wet weather pattern sticks around, the concern for standing water will grow for many areas. So keep an eye on the sky and monitor low lying areas near you to prevent larger problems from occurring.

 

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