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Mobile home residents seek shelters

Many residents in mobile home parks went to shelters. (Source: WALB) Many residents in mobile home parks went to shelters. (Source: WALB)
William Vicente said he was going to a church. (Source: WALB) William Vicente said he was going to a church. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A majority of folks in one mobile home park are taking protection against the storm. 

WALB went out to Burnt Tree mobile home park in Albany Wednesday to talk with residents there about their plans. 

A few said they were going to wait it out inside their homes.

One woman was sick with the flu and did not want to leave.

Many said they were going to take shelter at some of the open locations around town. 

One man said he's not taking any chances. 

His friend's mobile home was destroyed by the last round of storms in January. 

He said he knows it's not safe to stay in his home. 

"It's not a really good idea because we're not safe here so that's what our plan is to go to the church and stay safe over there," said William Vicente. 

He said he's thankful for the shelters that have opened. 

He's passed the word on to friends who also are living in mobile home parks. 

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