'Sandy' changed NWS procedures - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

'Sandy' changed NWS procedures

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Aftermath of  Hurricane Sandy has changed how long the National Weather Service will provide advisories on storms that are no longer tropical storms to the public.

The National Hurricane Center's new updates provide continuous flow of information of severe weather heading towards landfall.

 The public will be immediately notified of its current speed, direction, wind intensity, and damage that could occur from the hurricane.  

Emergency Management Directors say the updates are beneficial to Albany which is known for experience major flooding and tornados.

"This is something we know about and we have trained and practiced for but it's always better when some of our partners like the National Hurricane Center or the National Weather Service they update their products and services, it helps us as local to be able to help our  citizens,"   said Deputy EMA  Director Jim Vaught.

You can find these updates and warning systems in our area HERE...

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Future theatre directors see one act plays through to the stage

    Future theatre directors see one act plays through to the stage

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:43:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Future theatre directors saw their plays come to life on stage this weekend at Albany State University's East Campus. This weekend, ASU students participated in a One Act Play Festival.

    More >>

    Future theatre directors saw their plays come to life on stage this weekend at Albany State University's East Campus. This weekend, ASU students participated in a One Act Play Festival.

    More >>
  • DOCO students prepare for state testing

    DOCO students prepare for state testing

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:14:05 GMT
    Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>
  • Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:04:54 GMT
    Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly