State Of Emergency For Georgia Issued Ahead Of Florence

If you have been watching the weebly-wobbly track of Hurricane Florence, then you can see how difficult it is to project where it’s going to make landfall. Estimates earlier in the week placed Florence making landfall somewhere on the North Carolina coast. That estimate has now drifted further south with a potential impact on Georgia this weekend.

The forecast continues to change, and we may not get any rain from this, but Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency as a precaution. We see stories of people making a run on supplies in the Carolinas, but we ourselves should take the proper steps to ensure that we are ready in the event of impacts from Hurricane Florence. That would include preparing now to ensure that you have clean drinking water and food that can be consumed in the event of a power outage. Make sure you have fresh batteries (and extras!) for a portable radio and a flashlight.

Those are only a few basic items to get you started. You can get a more detailed and inclusive list from FEMA over at Ready.gov.

Be prepared, and be safe this weekend.

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Ellynn
Ellynn

5:00 update shows the main path through, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Columbus, Clemson and a tour through the Smokey Mountain pass along I-26. Savannah and Chatham are not in the surge. It has a coastal Flood advisory, which during a normal day is a high tide that could close down the road Tybee for a few hours.

Noway2016
Noway2016

But no closer to you, you think?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Who knows. At the moment it all come down to the strength of the High front in the mid Atlantic and the Low front hopping along the Texas coast line. Either way I’m currently in the lower left quadrant so I’m not in the full rain , and if it skipped down the coast line it will loss speed.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I can also tell you a lot of landing and taking off at Hunter and Savannah Airports. Everything from Coast Guard and Black Hawks to Military Cargo and private jets. The old Savannah terminal area and the private business fields this morning looked like it was Harbor Town weekend. I heard both the Brunswick and Savannah Gulfstream service centers filled up their service yards

Noway2016
Noway2016

Have you moved inland yet? Sorry if you’ve already answered!

chefdavid
chefdavid

Here is a good video on price gouging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ojYtKazgQ

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

From WP: Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said he received phone calls from the president and other officials in what he characterized as an unprecedented level of outreach. Trump seemed interested in how hurricanes work and how Florence would land, calling it “a really nasty one.”
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Why consult executive agency experts or a “best and brightest crack staff when you can phone a sycophant that likely knows less than a typical science background college graduate?