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      Preventing flooding before severe weather strikes

      The Dougherty County Public Works Department is handing out free sand bags for residents in the event of severe weather and the possibility of flooding.
      / Franklin White


      The Dougherty County Public Works Department is handing out free sand bags to residents in the event of severe weather and the possibility of flooding.

      Public Works Environmental Control Manager Donell Mathis says, "this service will help prevent flooding and water damage before it happens."

      To pick up sandbags contact the DOCO Public Works at (229) 430-6120. The sandbags can be picked up at 2108 Habersham Road. Each resident can receive up to 20 sand bags.

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