ALBANY, GA (WALB) - WALB's First Alert Weather Team declared a First Alert Weather Day for Monday as severe weather headed to Southwest Georgia. As of 9:30 p.m., the risk of severe weather moved out of out of the area for the rest of Monday. Overnight people in Southwest Georgia can expect isolated showers. A cold front will move into the region sometime between mid to late morning, bringing with it the potential for strong to severe storms to areas east of I-75.
- The Dougherty County Emergency Operation Center is fully operational and can be reached at (229) 483-6227 and (229) 483-6229.
- A group of volunteers is on standby to help people in need over the next couple of days. South Georgia Disasters has a chainsaw crew ready to go in the event there is storm damage.
“We will have our phone number available if any help is needed from the chainsaw crews. (229) 234-0191. This number can be given out to the public.”
You can also find SGA Disasters on Facebook.
- There were two shelters open for people who needed a safe place during the storms. One was at Second Mount Zion Baptist Church on Old Pretoria Road and the other was at Byne Memorial Baptist Church on Ledo Road. Second Mt. Zion is prepared to reopen if needed.
Now that the risk of severe weather is heading out of the area, it's a good time to make sure you and your family are prepared for any future severe weather. Check to make sure you have an emergency kit that is ready to go, a NOAA weather radio and an emergency plan.