Georgia Power prepared for Hurricane Irma, offers tips

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A dissolution of the high pressure earlier in the week means a more northern course for the storm and greater impact along North Carolina's coast. A hurricane watch was also issued for the SC coast from the Georgia line to Edisto Beach, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Charleston. Potential lane reversals would be limited to those areas as well and left to the discretion of local and state law enforcement, he said.

"If there's a freight train coming at you, then you get off the tracks", Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman said Thursday.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster also announced a state of emergency for his state Wednesday. The executive order also authorized up to 5,000 Georgia National Guard members to be on state active duty to support Hurricane Irma response and recovery.

A direct hit from Irma appeared increasingly unlikely in North Carolina, where emergency officials urged people to stay vigilant with preparations. Details will depend on the latest forecasts, he said, but a "full coastal evacuation" is possible. And although maximum sustained winds for the storm will decrease as it moves north, there will still be a chance of downed trees and power lines (more so in South than North Carolina.) The South Carolina Coast is still in danger of major coastal flooding during high tide on Sunday and Monday, which might cut off routes from the barrier islands. Following the governor's briefing, emergency officials for the Charleston tricounty area gathered to discuss what plans are expected to be implemented locally to prepare the Lowcountry for Irma. "We are not out of the woods", Haynes said.

Outage Map - Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power's interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times.

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Jones spoke about an hour after the first group of buses evacuated about 240 residents without transportation to Augusta following the start of the mandatory evacuation at 8 a.m. Contraflow has been implemented and all eastbound lands on Interstate 16 are now blocked from Dublin to Savannah.

Today as the nor'easter develops expect waves of rain, some locally heavy with some areas receiving multiple inches as training develops off the Atlantic. Don't take much comfort in that - practically speaking, there's not much difference between 185 and 165 miles per hour winds, and NOAA expects the storm to wobble between a 4 and 5 before hitting Florida.

SC could also see heavy rain and flooding in some inland regions.

At the press conference, Spayberry said the state has recalled its swift water rescue teams from Texas and is working up multiple plans for impact, which is expected to be felt in North Carolina on Monday or Tuesday.

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