When people experience heavy rain in Central Georgia, some areas often see flooding. Workers at the Public Works Department say they rely on the public to let them know if there is an issue. One Macon homeowner says he tries to avoid the rain all together.
Ron Coffee says he's homebound if it's wet outside.
"Basically when it rains a lot, it's going to flood down there at Wesleyan and Northside Drive," said Coffee.
Coffee says he feels much better in his home if people are out and about not driving carefully.
"Some of the citizens don't understand the road conditions can lead to mishaps," said Coffee.
Marvin Land, the director of the Public Works Department in Macon-Bibb County, says crews work to prevent the overflow of storm drains if heavy rain comes down.
"If we get more than what's expected than we'll be out of the roadways opening up any clogged pipes we have and address any flooding issues," said Land.
Director Land says their trucks can hold about 12,000 to 16,000 pounds of material, but more than 50 percent of the drainage systems are old and need to be replaced.
"It's the undersized system. We got other systems that's failing and it just a matter of us getting funding and getting it repaired," said Land.
Land says heavy rain or not it will be business as usual. Coffee says he trusts the county workers and understands how weather can be unpredictable.
"Normally when these storms come, you don't know what the impact is going to be until it gets here," said Coffee.
If you see an issue like flooding or a clogged drain you can submit those concerns at SeeClickFix. The good news is we are not expected to see a lot of rain from Florence in Central Georgia.