Irma may strike Georgia as major storm

Irma may strike Georgia as major storm

Georgia issued mandatory evacuation orders for coastal areas, including Savannah, starting Saturday, while portions of the southern tip of Florida are already under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

S.C. Adjutant General Bob Livingston said he is preparing for a Category 4 storm, though forecasts say Irma should be weaker than that when it arrives in SC.

The evacuation order for areas east of Interstate 95 and some areas to its west takes effect Saturday at 8 a.m., Deal said in a statement.

Cooper added that many North Carolinians still lack a permanent home after being displaced by Hurricane Matthew previous year, and they will need to be cared for.

Deal also expanded the state of emergency declaration from the six coastal counties to include 24 further inland. Students were evacuated Thursday morning, and the campus will be closed Friday, the report added.




McMaster also signed two executive orders Thursday. The powerful storm, now at Category 5, is expected to reach SC late Monday.

"Just because it might be tropical storm, doesn't mean this storm isn't going to be risky, ' Cooper said".

Sharp said models have been inconsistent as to when and where the hurricane will turn north and that people in the Piedmont should be paying attention to the storm this weekend and preparing as necessary.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation on Tuesday said its maintenance forces "began the first steps in making storm preparations" by inspecting equipment, checking the inventory of supplies like barricades, cones and replacement traffic signals in all 46 counties.

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