THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Public Works crews throughout south Georgia were on standby Thursday night, ready to respond to damage.
In Thomas County, crews removed limb trees and cleared out drainage areas.
They also provided sandbags to residents.
The agency encourages residents to make safety their top priority.
"We want citizens to know that this is an event that this is an event that we should all take seriously. We need to be prepared and make sure we're taken precautions to make sure not only are our homes and families safe, but we are also taking precautions to keep our utilities and public safety workers safe as well," said Thomasville Director of Marketing Sheryl Sealy.
Crews will be working through Thursday night to keep roads clear.