By: Winnie Wright
April 28, 2014, 5:30pm
Much of the southeast is bracing for severe weather that's expected to touch down throughout the week.
The City of Valdosta is getting ready for the storms by planning ahead.
According to the City, the water levels in the rivers have had some time to go down since the last storm and should hold up if Valdosta receives only a few inches of rain.
They also say their main concern is the secondary threat, or what happens when river water starts coming downstream. To prepare, they say they've been following protocols, which typically includes lowering the water levels in Mill Pond, among other thing.
"Typically then the city is expecting this sort of weather we initiate wet weather protocols, and it's just make sure that manholes and sewer lines are cleaned out and we're making sure that they're not clogged and make sure our people are available and that our equipment is ready to mobilize," said Sementha Mathews.
Mathews says the City was told they should only expect about two inches of rain.
She also says residents can help prepare for the storms by making sure that nothing is covering their storm water drains, and also by reporting any flooding they may see to the City.