I’ve been covered up today so forgive the brevity of the post. There’s little “news” content here, but more of a placeholder that action is required.
Georgia got hit by a Category 3 hurricane yesterday. I don’t think that’s happened in the last century. The Georgia coast had three very strong storms in the 1890’s (proving Georgia’s Golden Isles aren’t immune, just lucky) to the storms. Hurricane Opal did a good bit of damage in the 1990’s to Atlanta, but if my memory serves it was about a Category 1 storm when it crossed the line from Alabama.
Last night, Hurricane Michael was a Category 3 storm when it hit our port…of Bainbridge. It brought hurricane force winds to a wide swath of South and Central Georgia. Early reports are that the cotton and pecan crops are devastated. There’s significant property damage throughout SW Georgia. Remember just a couple of years ago Albany and other nearby areas were devastated by a series of storms. In some areas this is worse, with the damage spread across a wider field.
We’re primarily a political website and we’re less than 4 weeks from a statewide election. But we’re also Georgians, here for Georgians.
I’ll be making some time in the days ahead to report on the storm’s effects, the progress of the recovery, and the needs our fellow Georgians are facing. If you have time, money, or other resources, start figuring out how you may be able to allocate some of them for help.
A large number of our neighbors are going to need it.