March 6, 2008
08-048

Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

Heavy rains expected for Valdosta

VALDOSTA - The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting heavy rains in the Valdosta-Lowndes County area on Friday, March 7, beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting throughout the day with a cumulative total of 3 to 4 inches with intermittent light to moderate showers the remainder of the evening. The time between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. is when the threat of strong thunderstorms is the greatest and individuals need to be prepared for high winds associated with the storms.

Valdosta State University urges faculty, staff and students to pay attention to the weather conditions and to use caution when traveling. In extreme weather conditions, flooded roads, streets and bridges may mask underlying infrastructure failures. Do not drive through effected or questionable areas. VSU will continue to monitor conditions and remain in constant communication with the NWS. Refer to the VSU home page for updates.

For more information, please contact VSU’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Safety at (229) 249-2783 or visit the NWS Web site at www.spc.noaa.gov for severe weather preparation tips and up-to-the-minute weather information.