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Dothan prepares for peak hurricane season

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Published: Aug. 26, 2019 at 5:47 PM CDT
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Nearly a year after Hurricane Michael, the city of Dothan is preparing for the peak of hurricane season.

City of Dothan Public Works Director Charles Metzger tells us that preparations are well underway in the event of another tropical system. The City of Dothan works ahead in making sure storm drains are clean and open to minimize the risk of flooding. They also work to trim tree limbs away from power lines in an attempt to reduce power outages.

But it's not just the city that is preparing for the upcoming peak of hurricane season. Local home improvement stores are preparing as well.

The Home Depot assistant manager Willie McGriff explains that Hurricane Michael helped to make sure their store is stocked well in advance of the peak of hurricane season. An increased demand of generators following Hurricane Michael led them to make sure they have a supply of generators. Their shelves are also stocked with other key hurricane emergency kits such as: tarps, batteries, flash lights, head lamps, weather radios, and cell phone chargers.

The city of Dothan is making sure they are prepared for the next tropical system--well before it even develops.

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