Saturday, August 29, 2015

CEMA demobilizes Erika watch

Posted By on Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Citing the dissipation of Erika, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency has demobilized its Emergency Operations Center and "has moved back to Normal Operations and Operating Condition (OPCON) 5," a spokesperson says.

OPCON 5 is the routine operating level of the CEMA EOC during hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) when there is no direct threat from a tropical cyclone, CEMA says.

"Remnants of Erika are expected to impact Chatham County Wednesday and could last through the weekend. Parts of the County will experience some flooding and 2-3 inches of rain," the spokesperson says.

"It is important to remember to avoid flooded roadways, as it only takes one foot of water to float most vehicles." 

For more info visit ChathamEmergency.org.
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