Tuesday, October 9, 2018

CEMA: Expect winds 25-35 mph, some power outages

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) anticipates some local impact from Hurricane Michael — expected to be a Tropical Storm by the time it reaches here — but "less than what we anticipated earlier this morning."

CEMA Director Dennis Jones says right now the anticipated impacts include 25-35 mph winds with possible 45 mph gusts and rain impacts from 2-4 inches throughout today and tomorrow.

Jones says "Tornadoes are possible with this system" and communities that normally experience flooding in a heavy rain event can expect the same.

Jones says the sustained winds will "knock more limbs down," and that there is "a potential for power outages."

Currently there are no plans to open any storm shelters. Homeless camps are in contact with social service agencies for sheltering.

Jones said to secure Halloween decorations and any other potential items which might become windborne hazards.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will remain OPEN Wednesday, with a determination about any potential closure Thursday to happen tomorrow morning.

The Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University has already announced all classes are cancelled for Wednesday.
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