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Volunteers continue work following Monday's storms

Chainsaw crews have been working nonstop. (Source: WALB) Chainsaw crews have been working nonstop. (Source: WALB)
Teresa Knight is one of the leaders with volunteer chain saw efforts. (Source: WALB) Teresa Knight is one of the leaders with volunteer chain saw efforts. (Source: WALB)
Katie Wilson Perry said she's amazed by the volunteers. (Source: WALB) Katie Wilson Perry said she's amazed by the volunteers. (Source: WALB)
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A lot of people spent today trying to clean up what they can, and prepare for what Wednesday will bring, which could be dangerous storms. 

It seems like since the start of 2017 every part of Albany has been hit. 

Folks said they are just praying mother nature is nice to them on Wednesday. 

Crews were out again cutting trees and fixing stop lights, cleaning up after what is now a third storm this year that's left destruction in Albany. 

"We're going to try and get the trees out before tomorrow's storms," said volunteer Teresa Knight.

On Tuesday folks wanted to get tarps secured to homes before Wednesday's storm blows in. 

"It's so devastating. I couldn't do anything but cry," said Katie Wilson Perry, an Albany resident. 

Perry watched as her neighborhood was hit for the first time Monday afternoon. 

"Stuff was getting thrown. It was like a whirlwind," described Perry.

Her neighbor was taken away by an ambulance, but is now doing okay. 

Perry said she was devastated. Just when she was losing hope, she saw something beautiful. 

"Our street lit up like the fourth of July," Perry said. 

She said volunteers came out of nowhere, cutting away at the trees. 

She said they stayed out until after 10 p.m. and began back again this morning.

 At least six different chain saw groups were out working Wednesday. 

It's leaning trees they said, that are going to be problematic during Wednesday's storms. 

"There's some we just can't get until we get specialty crews in," said Knight. "We're trying as fast as we can to get what we can get."

There is still a lot of be done to clear January's storms, volunteer crews need help and donations. 

"Any kind of money and donation we have keeps the guys with gas, keeps them with their chains, new chains and sharpened chains and repairs," said Knight. "It just takes a lot to keep things moving."

If you want to help the volunteer crews, you can purchase crosses or drop off donations at Gieryic's Automotive Repair on Dawson Road. 

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