Dougherty Co. State of Emergency continues throughout weekend

Dougherty Co. State of Emergency continues throughout weekend
Jenna Chang, Emergency Management Specialist with Dougherty County EMA, said the County is still under a declaration as a precautionary measure. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Commission Chairman made the declaration earlier this week because of the project severe weather for the weekend. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Commission Chairman made the declaration earlier this week because of the project severe weather for the weekend. (Source: WALB)
As of Saturday, the Dougherty County Emergency Operations Center is still active. (Source:: WALB)
As of Saturday, the Dougherty County Emergency Operations Center is still active. (Source:: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More severe weather moved through Southwest Georgia Saturday leaving trees down in several counties.

With the possibility of more storms Sunday, Dougherty County is still under a state of emergency until Monday.

The Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) said the County is still under this declaration simply as a precautionary measure in case things get worst overnight from all the rainfall.

The Dougherty County Commission Chairman made this declaration earlier this week because of the projected severe weather projected for this weekend.

EMA officials said if they called it off, it would be difficult to get back under the declaration.

This means, if things got bad they wouldn't be able to respond as quickly.

The Dougherty County Emergency Operations Center is still active and will expire naturally Monday.

Officials said they are just exercising safety.

"Having a precautionary declaration through these storm systems allowed us to be ready in case we had impact. What it also has done is just given us an opportunity to exercise our plans and make sure that we are ready internally. Which is also a great time for the community to exercise their own emergency plans," Jenna Chang, Emergency Management Specialist, Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency.

Now the Dougherty County EMA said the worst of the severe weather is behind us but since they couldn't project that ahead of time, the Emergency declaration was left in place.

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