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Albany storm victims to be recognized

Storm damage in Albany (Source: WALB) Storm damage in Albany (Source: WALB)
Chris Cohilas (Source: WALB) Chris Cohilas (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

There's a push underway to honor those who lost their lives in the January storms.

In Monday's Dougherty County commission meeting, Chairman Chris Cohilas suggested the county get information from the victims' families and from the community... and then come up with a memorial.

A total of five people died in Dougherty County after the January 22nd tornadoes.

He says he wants to create something impressive, yet somber to remember those lost.

"I just think it's important for a community, after a disaster like this, to have something that is in place that will be there over time to recognize the lives that were lost during the disaster," said Cohilas.

Cohilas wants the memorial to be in a public place where people can visit.

He says he wants it to be something the community can be proud of, and remember what happened. 

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