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Damaging winds and severe storms could move into south Georgia

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Cpt. Kelly Harcrow, Lee County Fire Department Cpt. Kelly Harcrow, Lee County Fire Department
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Forecasters say damaging winds and severe storms may move into Georgia Thursday night.

The National Weather Service said those storms could produce tornadoes and large hail, but the greatest threat is strong straight line winds.

Emergency responders said you should trim dead tree limbs in your yard and secure loose items that could get blown around.

"Any kind of patio furniture, anything that could be blown around easily. Just secure that, maybe bring it in or tie it down," said Cpt. Kelly Harcrow, Lee County Fire Department. "Whatever you need to do. Of course with any strong winds, you always want to make sure you go to an interior room away from any windows."

Harcrow said straight line winds are usually caused by cold down bursts ahead of storms and are hard to predict. He says you should try to stay indoors if the weather gets bad.

Keep your weather radio handy, and of course, watch WALB, keep up with walb.com and download our weather mobile app.

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