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Preparing for stormy weather

Jim Vaught EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught EMA Deputy Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Portions of Wellington Drive were closed earlier Monday afternoon because the city needed to lower the water levels of a holding pond with the anticipation of more heavy rain.

This is not the only area with standing water, since the majority of South Georgia still hasn't completely dried from the previous storm systems.  That makes some areas even more vulnerable to damage from winds and possible tornadoes.

"In our area we've had so much saturation of rain that our soil is really got the max in it, so it could be a possibility that these winds could knock down power lines or could knock down trees and power lines," said Jim Vaught EMA deputy Director. 

He also urges folks with outdoor patio furniture to bring them into your garage to prevent them from becoming flying objects.

Now is the time to prepare for the storm and make sure you keep your family safe.

A great tool to keep you safe during the storms is to make sure you have the WALB News 10 weather app. 

You can use it to watch our newscasts live in case you lose power or have to seek shelter away from your television.

 

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