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GEMA sends Dougherty County Forestry workers to Augusta

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Forestry workers are standing by in Augusta to clear downed trees and power lines.

GEMA requested a chainsaw strike team from the Georgia Forestry Commission for the area.  The Dougherty County unit sent 11-workers, 4-wheel drive trucks, wedges and chainsaws.

The Chief Ranger Tom Lambert said crews are also prepared in South Georgia.  "We still have resources in place so if something does develop down here, and we're needed for such an emergency, we're able to respond also."

Lambert said two other teams went to Macon and are awaiting instructions from GEMA.  He said workers will stay as long as needed.

 

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