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South Georgians preparing for winter storm

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Emergency management officials around South Georgia took part in a conference call this afternoon with the National Weather Service and officials in North Florida and Southeast Alabama.

They're working together to prepare for the approaching winter storm. Thomas County officials say they're making sure they are as prepared as possible.

"We have reached out to some of our neighboring counties to see who in the region may possibly be a shelter if needed, so that we don't duplicate services and have shelters open with two or three people, we've already started some contact as far as the emergency management side is concerned," said Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones.

Another weather briefing will be held on Tuesday morning. Many schools will decide whether they will have class or not based on the outcome of the meeting, some schools have already called off classes.

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