Moultrie Public Works employees prepping for tropical storm
City of Moultrie Public Works Department
Daniel Lawson, Assistant Public Works Director
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -
Many South Georgia Public
Works employees are on standby as tropical storm Karen moves closer to
The Moultrie Public Works
department has been gearing up for the possible flooding from expected heavy
The assistant director
said employees will monitor flood prone areas, specifically around the Cox
School District, Clay Street, Park Ave. and Talmadge Drive. He said workers are clearing lots of leaves
and straw from storm drains throughout the city.
hadn't had a lot of rain lately, so that's gonna be an advantage to us as far
as the moisture in the ground," said Daniel Lawson, Assistant Public Works Director. "Normally,
when you have a lot of moisture, it loosens up the trees, but with the low
amount of rainfall this month, we should be okay."
Lawson said the department
has filled several palates with sandbags and advises residents to clear storm
drains and ditches near their homes.
Anyone who needs
assistance or experiences flooding can call the public works department at (229)