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EMA prepares residents for possible tropical storm

Officials are keeping an eye on a tropical storm forecast that could impact the area. (Source: WALB) Officials are keeping an eye on a tropical storm forecast that could impact the area. (Source: WALB)
EMA officials remind residents that it's a good practice to keep emergency supplies in their home. (Source: WALB) EMA officials remind residents that it's a good practice to keep emergency supplies in their home. (Source: WALB)
Deputy Chief Sebon Burns with the Albany Fire Department (Source: WALB) Deputy Chief Sebon Burns with the Albany Fire Department (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Emergency Management officials are keeping a close watch on the tropical depression that could affect south Georgia weather.

EMA chiefs listened to the latest National Weather Service report on Tuesday afternoon. 

The forecast puts Albany on the northern edge of the storm range.

3 to 4 inches of rain are likely and street flash flooding is the biggest concern.

"That's a big thing with people trying to drive through flood waters, standing water. You never know what's underneath that water. So we always say don't drive through a flash flood. That's going to be our main concern," said Deputy Chief Sebon Burns with the Albany Fire Department. 

EMA officials remind residents that it's a good practice to keep emergency supplies in their home.

They recommend enough water, food, medicine and batteries in case power is out for 72 hours.

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