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What Valdostans should be prepared for ahead of hurricane season

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Red Cross in Valdosta is reminding residents there what to expect in the event of a hurricane so that they can be prepared.

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st. Experts are predicting a slower than usual hurricane season this year. But that doesn't mean the Valdosta-Lowndes County area is automatically safe.
 
"We'll be in a high tornado threat area," said Jack Looney, emergency services program manager for the South Georgia chapter of the Red Cross. "We'll also be, with the outer bands [of the hurricane], the amount of rain is gonna cause flooding."
 
The last time Valdosta was affected by a hurricane was in 1996 with hurricane Boris.

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