COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A lot of changes are coming to events in the Chattahoochee Valley because of the possibility of severe weather on Sunday.
Representatives with Whitewater Express sad they’re prepared for whatever the weather may bring.
“Sometimes you have to play along with what Mother Nature gives you,” said professional kayaker Nick Troutman. "So sometimes things have to be adjusted.
They sent a notice to the WTVM newsroom about the changes to the third annual Paddle South competition. It said the two-day competition has now been condensed to one day, Saturday, to accommodate the possible severe weather.
“What we don’t want are a lot of spectators coming out when there’s lightning or potentially high winds and rain. We don’t want to risk all this equipment that’s necessary to run this stuff in the drenching rain,” said organizer Stephen Wright.
The Spring Fling at the Columbus Civic Center could also see a change as they wrap up their festivities. Although officials with Visit Columbus said they’ve had good turnout in the years past, there’s no official word on if the fair will be ending a day before. Outside of Columbus, Samuel Campos with the Auburn University Aviation Center released this message:
For some of these organizations, it’s the first time they’ve had to condense or reschedule their events.
“This will be the first time that we’ve condensed Paddle South into just one day, but we’ve got water from Georgia Power and the Army Core so it’s going to work out just fine.”