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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

No snow for Albany, but heavy rain is in the forecast.

Albany-Dougherty Emergency Management Officials are watching the forecast.    

They don't expect to see any flash flooding or flooding on the Flint river. They say this will be a good opportunity for the aquifers to recharge and the river to fill up. Up North is another story.

"During this time period we are looking at some severe weather that will be north of us, and were not gonna get as bad here. We are going to get rain but it gives us an idea of what the state can receive," says Albany-Dougherty Emergency Management Deputy Director Jim Vaught.

Jim Vaught says they've been monitoring the weather directly from the National weather service website.

He says responding to a weather event is a four step process that includes mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.

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