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Albany and Dougherty Co. officials urge citizens to be aware of Hermine

Albany and Dougherty County officials are urging people to stay home Thursday as Hermine blows through South Georgia. (Source: WALB) Albany and Dougherty County officials are urging people to stay home Thursday as Hermine blows through South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
City and County officials watched a National Weather Service update at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. (Source: WALB) City and County officials watched a National Weather Service update at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany and Dougherty County officials are urging people to stay home Thursday as Hermine blows through South Georgia.

City and County officials watched a National Weather Service update at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

They expect tropical storm force winds and heavy rain overnight that could knock over trees and power lines and cause street flooding.

"Our normal low lying areas on the roads probably looking to collect, have some flooding issues there.  As we always say turn around, don't drown.  Don't drive through standing water. Things like that. Stay inside tonight," said Chief Ron Rowe from the Albany Fire Department.

All city employees will work Friday.

EMA officials urge you to stay up to date on forecasts report any down power lines or trees to 311 or 911.

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