Strong winds expected in Lowndes County

By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 1, 2018

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Emergency officials in Lowndes County are bracing for what could be some severe weather and is asking the community to do the same.

Lowndes County Emergency Officials said they always stay prepared for when severe weather could strike. On Thursday, the county could experience some high winds. That means there is a chance of losing trees, or losing power.

Officials said after Hurricane Michael, some trees or power lines could be weaker, and at greater risk of falling.

Emergency officials are asking everyone to stay home and off the roads as much as they can until the storm passes through.

"Remain prepared, if there's anything that they need to bring inside that might blow around, but also just to be aware of your surroundings," said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Public Information Officer. "Trees can go down, we don't want anyone driving around or in to power lines if they're pulled down in the process. That is something that citizens need to call 911 immediately for."

Lowndes County does have an emergency alert app called CodeRED. All residents can sign up for the latest information about what is going on right where they live.