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Closings: Middle Georgia government offices

EMA director warns of dangerous storms on Wednesday

Macon-Bibb County EMA Director Spencer Hawkins briefs the County Commission on the severe weather expected to hit Middle Georgia on Wednesday.
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Macon-Bibb County EMA Director Spencer Hawkins briefs the County Commission on the severe weather expected to hit Middle Georgia on Wednesday.

Several Middle Georgia governments will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of severe weather, including possible tornadoes.

Macon-Bibb County government offices will be closed, as will the cities of Warner Robins and Centerville, according to officials. Perry City Hall also will be closed, according to the city’s website.

The Macon Water Authority administrative offices also will be closed but work crews will be able to respond, if needed.

School cancellations were a factor in Macon-Bibb’s decision to close offices Wednesday, as parents were expected to stay home with their children, according to a news release.

In Macon-Bibb, employees who handle emergency services or who are assigned to work during and after severe weather will be on duty. Those with questions are asked to contact their supervisors, the release said.

Garbage and yard waste pickup and recycling will run a day behind,

In Warner Robins, Mayor Randy Toms said all city offices would be shut down other than those related to emergency response. All Houston County government offices closing except for non-essential personnel such as police and fire at 2 p.m., said EMA Director Jimmy Williams.

Police and firefighters will be working, and public works employees will be called as needed to respond to any storm damage, he said.

The Fort Valley Department of Public Safety’s administrative offices also will be closed, but first responders are on standby.

Jones County government offices closed at 1 p.m.

For updates, come back to macon.com.

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