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April 11, 2013

Lowndes County Emergency Management issues weather advisory

-- — According to the Tallahassee Division of the National Weather Service, the storm system impacting parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia, may move through Lowndes County during early morning hours on Friday.  This could pose additional travel hazards if the area is experiencing severe weather during the morning commute.

Citizens are encouraged to remain aware of their surroundings at all times, use extra caution when traveling and stay tuned to local media outlets for updates regarding weather conditions.  Please visit the Tallahassee Division of the National Weather Service at, www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh, for the latest forecast.

River flooding is not forecast as a part of this system; however, flooding on local roads during periods of heavy rainfall could occur.  Under no circumstances should motorists travel across flooded roads, streets or bridges.  Standing water may hide significant damage to the infrastructure underneath; take precaution and avoid flooded areas.  Local road conditions are being closely monitored.  Any closures will be announced immediately; please stay tuned to local media outlets.  Lowndes County Emergency Management will utilize the CodeRed Emergency Notification system in the event emergency information is released.  Citizens are encouraged to sign up for this free service by visiting www.lowndescounty.com and clicking on the CodeRed icon.

In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.  However, please do not call 911 for weather information, traffic updates, road closures, etc.  This information will be available through local media outlets and Lowndes County’s website, www.lowndescounty.com.

For more information, please contact Lowndes County Public Information Officer, Paige Dukes, 229-292-6142 or pdukes@lowndescounty.com.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.  END

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