Crews work to pump floodwater after severe storms

Crews work to pump floodwater after severe storms

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Crews spent time operating water pump stations across the Albany area Wednesday, in an effort to clear areas of flooding from Tuesday night's storms.

Dougherty County workers spent Wednesday trying to drain full ponds in low lying areas.

One pumping station off of South Westover was used to move water from the storm out of the city system.

They also have pumps working on Tony Lynn, Pine Bluff, and Nichols Drive, besides their permanent pump stations.

County officials said they recorded 4 inches of rain in 3 hours, filling storage ponds and canals.

Tuesday night's strong storms blew through South Georgia, causing major wind damage in some areas.

Public works officials say they expect to be able to pump the ponds down to normal and drain much of the standing water by tomorrow.

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