Emergency Operations Center prepares to help

Emergency Operations Center prepares to help
Representatives from many city and county departments and all the public safety agencies are ready to respond to emergencies.
Representatives from many city and county departments and all the public safety agencies are ready to respond to emergencies.
Officials even went door to door in some flood-prone areas today to tell residents what they should expect.
Officials even went door to door in some flood-prone areas today to tell residents what they should expect.
EMA Director Ron Rowe
EMA Director Ron Rowe

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - City and county officials reopened the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Wednesday afternoon and it is now open 24 hours a day.

Representatives from public safety agencies and city and county departments will be staffing it Wednesday night.

Officials even went door to door in some flood-prone areas today to tell residents what they should expect.

The Flint River is still rising slowly in Albany and it's expected to continue.

They said that no evacuation orders have been issued in Albany or Dougherty County, but that if residents feel uncomfortable they should do what's best for them.

"We're continuing to monitor the water and where it's rising and where it will be flowing, but anytime any citizens feel uneasy about staying where they are by all means they need to make themselves safe.What we're going to do is we're trying to gather all the information we can to disseminate what we can to the public and help us help them make the best decision for their safety," said EMA Director Ron Rowe.

If you have any problems or questions you can call the EOC at  (229) 483-6226 or (229) 483-6227.

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