Lowndes Co. urges hurricane season preparedness

Updated: May. 15, 2019 at 10:24 PM EDT
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LOWNDES CO., Ga. (WALB) - With hurricane season on the horizon, Lowndes County officials want to make sure you are ready in case of severe weather.

Lowndes County Spokesperson Paige Dukes said that you should have a stockpile of severe weather supplies to last you at least 72 hours.

These items may include batteries, generators, bottled water, and flashlights.

Dukes maintains that now is the time to prepare and that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute.

“An ounce of prevention is really worth a pound of cure. It’s important now before weather moves into our area before hurricane season hits for us to be prepared. That relates to communications and make sure you visit GEMA’s website: ready.ga.gov for the preparedness checklist that are available there," said Dukes.

She also suggests that people check the drainage systems near their houses now for potential blockage.

Dukes said that you can also follow the Lowndes County Emergency Management social media for updates should we begin to suspect severe.

Now is also a great time to make sure you have the WALB News 10 weather app so that we can also keep you updated with the latest.

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