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Storm brings only rain here, MS less fortunate

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The storm system that came through Southwest Georgia overnight brought more rain that wasn't needed, but at least winds were calm.  That wasn't the case near Biloxi, Mississippi, where this storm was violent.

In Gautier, MS, two people went to the hospital with injuries, and as many as two dozen campers and RVs were damage. Some were knocked over.  

Christina Garcia of WLOX reports that Red Cross volunteers are on hand providing assistance to victims.  

"We don't know the exact household composition so we're going to try to reach out to all the folks, who had an RV here or were residents that were effected so that we can ensure that if there any additional red cross assistance that we can provide with clothing or food or emergency items such as toiletries things like that," said Red Cross South MS Chapter Executive Jay Huffstatler. 

As Red Cross and law enforcement offer assistance where needed, the victims, most of whom found temporary shelter, have a long road ahead of them.  

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible across much of north and central Georgia.   The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday for several Georgia counties.  

Forecasters say they expect that very strong and gusty winds will cause moderate to large branches to fall, as well as trees that have been weakened by recent rains. They also warn drivers of high-profile vehicles to be aware of the strong winds expected Tuesday.  

In the WALB viewing area, a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Baker, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Grady, Lanier, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, and  Thomas Counties until 02:00 PM.

 

The A. P. contributed to this report.

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