American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding
The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)
The American Red Cross said it's best to stay off the roads during severe flooding. (Source: WALB)
The American Red Cross said it's best to stay off the roads during severe flooding. (Source: WALB)
The American Red Cross said to have your emergency preparedness kit ready to go. (Source: WALB)
The American Red Cross said to have your emergency preparedness kit ready to go. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.

The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.

They said it's important to get your families equipped with emergency kits and pay attention to weather sirens.

Officials said if you're in a car and you come across water turn around and stay away from rivers and banks.

"Flooding is a concern of ours and we are watching that. That is a conversation we are having with the EMA directors along the Flint River and other low line areas around the Southwest Georgia. And same thing in preparation for that as we would for any other storm, it's getting our resources, food, water, sheltering equipment ready to go," said Andy Brubaker, Executive Director of American Red Cross of SWGA.

In the unlikely case a shelter needs to be opened, the red cross is ready.

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