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Tift County leaders prepare for heavy rainfall over holiday weekend

Crews are out checking the streets and the Tift County EMA is working closely with Tifton Public Works to try to stay ahead of the storm. (Source: WALB) Crews are out checking the streets and the Tift County EMA is working closely with Tifton Public Works to try to stay ahead of the storm. (Source: WALB)
EMA Director Vickie Hickman (Source: WALB) EMA Director Vickie Hickman (Source: WALB)
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

Tifton leaders said they have seen flooding off of Highway 41 South in the past, and they want drivers to be careful with heavy rainfall expected over the Memorial Day weekend.  

With many people expected to be on the roads this weekend, EMA Director Vickie Hickman said monitoring these streets is a priority. 

"If they do have to travel, we know it's a holiday weekend there's going to be a lot of people on the road, if they do have to travel that they do so safely and they don't drive through standing water. If you can't see under it, don't drive through it," said Hickman. 

Crews are out checking the streets and the Tift County EMA is working closely with Tifton Public Works to try to stay ahead of the storm.  

Officials said you should stay off the roads this weekend if you can help it.

If you do plan to travel, make sure to have a safety kit with batteries, medications, first aid and other items.

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