Lowndes County urges residents to stock up on emergency items

Posted at 8:07 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 20:07:00-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - With showers expected to sweep South Georgia this weekend, Lowndes County says now would be a good time to stock up on emergency items.

Lowndes County Emergency Management says now is the time to start picking up little necessities like flashlights or even batteries, these are going to make your weekend flow a lot smoother in case the weather takes a turn in a different direction.

Although flooding is not expected in Lowndes County, moving expensive or sentimental items off the floor early will help you if weather takes a turn for the worse.

People should also have water ready and available, especially if someone in the home takes medicine or needs special care.

Emergency Management leaders say people should expect thunder and lightning, pointing out that lightning has been the number two weather-related killer in Georgia for the last 18 years.

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk also warns people to lookout for water standing on roads, streets, or bridges.