A massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people with winds of up to 200 miles per hour that flattened entire tracts of homes, two schools and a hospital, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage.
Officials in Lee County are still closely watching the Kinchafoonee Creek as surging waters flow in from the north.
Lee County, Bainbridge and Thomasville are expected to see “moderate” flooding from recent heavy rains.
Projections for the Flint River at Albany have been reduced, with the river now not expected to reach flood stage.
A second round of storms is set to move through the area Monday, officials say.
With as much as eight inches of rain forecast by the weekend, steps are taken to minimize flooding in low-lying areas.
Recent rains cause Piney Wood Creek to overflow and flood some residences.
The National Weather Service reported more than 1.1 inches rain fell in Albany by 4 p.m. Thursday.
Asante the Chehaw meercat predicts an early spring.
Tornado sirens were blaring in parts of south Alabama as storms rumbled across the region.
Seven Water, Gas & Light Commission utilities workers help restore power to residents in New Jersey.
Superstorm Sandy misses Georgia, but severe weather preparation still a necessity cautions Saturday's fair.
The Albany & Dougherty County Flood and Severe Weather Preparedness Fair educates the community and helps keep insurance rates low.
The New York Stock Exchange could remain closed Tuesday as well as today, depending on the severity of the storm. If that should occur, it would be the first time since 1888 that a weather-related event caused a two-day shut down.
The National Weather Service says there is a 15 percent chance of severe weather and tornadoes today.