Why did Dougherty Co. declare a State of Emergency?

Why did Dougherty Co. declare a State of Emergency?
The American Red Cross will set up shelters if need be. (Source: WALB)
Dourgherty County declares state of emergency. (Source: WALB)
Dourgherty County declares state of emergency. (Source: WALB)
The American Red Cross is helping monitor possible storms. (Source: WALB)
The American Red Cross is helping monitor possible storms. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County has declared a State of Emergency to continue storm preparedness.

With more rain in the forecast, the Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross are preparing for any more possible flooding or any fallen trees.

Declaring the State of Emergency will allow Dougherty County to use outside resources to clean up any possible storm damage if need be.

"We are there just to support and provide services to the county and those are typically shelter, feeding and then relief supplies," explained Executive Director Andy Brubaker with the American Red Cross for Southwest Georgia.

According to a statement from the EMA this is just a precaution.

The American Red Cross and the Dougherty County EMA will continue to monitor any possible storms.

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