Lowndes Co. recovers from Hermine, now prepares for Matthew

| October 5, 2016

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By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News

LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County officials say they’re in the final stages of cleaning, after Hermine’s damage just a month ago.

They say in the middle of recovery, they are now preparing for a similar storm from Matthew.

“We are back right where we were a few days before Hermine,” says Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Public Information Officer. “We are again evaluating our resources.”

They say residents should not panic, but take notice to things such as leaning trees that could cause damage.

“We have all of our departments communicating with each other to see what we might need to do if we do get wind or rain here again,” says Dukes.

She says during hurricane season, residents should always stay prepared for anything that could happen.

If Matthew sweeps through South Georgia like Hermine, it will be over a decade since the County has seen damage from two storms back-to-back.

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