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Hurricane preparedness should start now

The Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency held a weather briefing to go over its game plan. (Source: WALB) The Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency held a weather briefing to go over its game plan. (Source: WALB)
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

South Georgia officials are not taking any chances this hurricane season.

The Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency held a weather briefing to go over its game plan on Thursday.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mark Wool reminded EMA leaders that 84 percent of hurricanes occur between the months of August and October, which is the peak of the season.

Aside from having a stockpile of batteries, flashlights, generators and medication, county leaders said people should watch for inland flooding and if you do come across it, you should try to avoid it.

"We have had inland flooding before, some localized flooding, please don't ever cross flooded roads, streets or bridges. You don't know what that infrastructure looks like underneath, and again our emergency can become you disaster," Lowndes County Public Information Officer Paige Dukes.

Wool said that although it is rare in Lowndes County, people should still be on the lookout for tornadoes as they can happen throughout South Georgia when hurricane season gets well underway.

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