The Best of Savannah

Most Important Local News Story of 2017

Hurricane Irma

The “winner” of this category last year was Hurricane Matthew, and while Irma wasn’t as damaging for most people locally, a stretch of houses on Tybee Island was indeed utterly devastated by flooding.

In something of a reverse from the 2016 experience with Matthew, this time local government reacted altogether efficiently and competently – though that didn’t keep malcontents from criticizing them for urging an evacuation.

By Sept. 7, Gov. Deal had issued a mandatory evacuation order for our area. Ironically, as the storm began to threaten inland areas, Atlanta was put under its first-ever tropical storm warning.

Runner-up: ‘Truth on Trial,’ WTOC investigation

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