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Tift Co. schools, Public Works prepare for Hermine to hit

School administrators around south Georgia are watching Tropical Storm Hermine closely. (Source: WALB) School administrators around south Georgia are watching Tropical Storm Hermine closely. (Source: WALB)
Tift County Schools Director of Communication Stacey Beckham (Source: WALB) Tift County Schools Director of Communication Stacey Beckham (Source: WALB)
School officials said they'll assess the weather situation tomorrow afternoon to make a decision about whether to call off classes Friday. (Source: WALB) School officials said they'll assess the weather situation tomorrow afternoon to make a decision about whether to call off classes Friday. (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

School administrators around south Georgia are watching Tropical Storm Hermine closely.

So far, Decatur County Schools have called off classes for Friday.

No systems have canceled school for Thursday.

In Tift County, school officials said that they're working with the Emergency Management Agency.

Bus drivers will make longer stops to give students extra time to get on buses if it's raining.

On Wednesday, the northeast campus of the high school held a severe weather drill.    

"We do understand that some kids do get a little scared with strong weather and that sort of thing. So if we are in school and we do have that happen, of course our teachers are super great with our kids. They become the substitute parents at that time," said Tift County Schools Director of Communication Stacey Beckham.

School officials said they'll assess the weather situation tomorrow afternoon to make a decision about whether to call off classes Friday.

Public Works officials in Tifton said they're also prepping for the storm.

They're reviewing storm procedures, checking out equipment and examining low-lying areas that sometimes have drainage problems. 

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