What you need to know while sleeping through the storm
Sleeping through the storm
Dougherty County has 13 Warning Signals
Sebon Burns, Albany Deputy Fire Chief
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
The storms will hit many areas at the worst possible time in the middle of the night when most people are asleep. Emergency management officials want to make sure you know about possible severe weather before it's too late.
They say your weather radios should be turned on. You may also hear one of Dougherty County's 13 warning signals go off. If severe weather hits, they encourage you to stay away from electrical appliances, windows, doors and to stay on the bottom level of your home.
"Sign up for our code red, they'll get a phone call if you're registered in Albany/Dougherty County or we have 13 warning signals in Albany/Dougherty County that they should be able to hear,” said Sebon Burns, Albany Deputy Fire Chief.
Officials also say should also avoid contact with any kind of plumbing such as taking a shower or washing dishes because it conducts electricity.
You can also stay on top of the weather through the WALB First Alert Weather App. Even if your electricity goes out it will still let you know as soon as a severe weather alert is issued.