ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's City Manager Sharon Subadan is encouraging everyone to stay calm during this flood emergency.
Subadan said that there's no reason to panic.
She encourages everyone to stay out of the water and pay attention to information officials are giving.
Subadan said that city workers are doing all they can to try to minimize flooding.
"We've had a lot of visitors looking at the river and they need to be mindful that this is really spectator sport. This is a pretty serious situation but we do want individuals and residents to remain calm," said Subadan.
Subadan said emergency management personnel and city engineers are staying on top of developments.
City officials also want you to be cautious on wet roads.
If water is covering a road, they urge drivers not to drive through the water.
They said that a lot of roads are flooded and will be flooded longer than usual, and they want travelers to be especially careful if they have to drive at night.
"Obviously it's not a good time to be out sightseeing right now. Especially when it gets dark. When it gets dark and it rains, you have a lot of streets that people can't see what's going on. Again the low lying areas in Albany that normally flood, those are going to be flooded for a lot longer duration because it's going to take longer for the water to get out to the river," said Albany Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson.
Roberson hopes Albany doesn't get enough rain over the next day or two to add to the road flooding problems.
He asks that residents to only drive when necessary.