Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

NC opens emergency shelters for Irma evacuees

NC opens emergency shelters for Irma evacuees

"This is one where the entire state of Georgia has been affected by this hurricane slash tropical storm", Governor Nathan Deal said.

Georgia Power's electric generating plants are also prepared for Hurricane Irma.

Savannah fine art photographer Dan Kaufman stops in the middle of almost deserted downtown Savannah, Ga., Sunday, Sept., 10, 2017 to take a photo of City Hall before winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Irma are forecast to impact the area.

The state of emergency now includes all 159 counties in Georgia.

Georgia Power Mobile App - Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go. "Due to the size of the storm, all of Georgia may potentially be impacted, regardless of Hurricane Irma's exact track".

North Carolina has opened four shelters for hurricane evacuees across the state. Regardless, Deal stuck by his evacuation order issued a day earlier for Georgia's almost 540,000 coastal residents to leave beginning Saturday morning.

The former hurricane remained an vast, 415-mile (668-kilometer) wide storm as its center moved on from Florida Monday afternoon, giving its still-formidable gusts and drenching rains a far reach.

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Sirens soon wailed and commuters packed subway to leave the city. "On that day not only did the world change but we all changed". Another commercial aircraft commandeered by terrorists struck the western portion of the Pentagon before 10 a.m.

Glynn County is still under a tropical storm warning as well as a storm surge warning.

A tropical storm watch for Georgia was upgraded to a tropical storm warning on Sunday, with meteorologists projecting the state would see the worst of Irma from Monday morning until Tuesday morning.

The main threats for the metro Atlanta area at this point appear to be wind, with sustained winds between 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint - Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island almost a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

The tidal surge sent damaged boats rushing more than three blocks onto downtown streets in St. Marys, just north of the Georgia-Florida state line, St. Marys Police Lt. Shannon Brock said.

About 800 flights had been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remained operational Monday, even as many planes turned corners of the tarmac into a parking lot. Georgia Power must wait until conditions are safe for damage assessment teams to enter the field and begin the restoration process, followed by fix crews, which could take several days, if not weeks, depending on the amount of damage and safe access to the area.

Travel could possibly result in citizens being stranded on the roadway or battling high cross winds and rain. But more inland communities could see heavy winds and rain along with an elevated risk of tornadoes.

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