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Hurricane Florence Evacuees Can Find Shelter Just Outside Athens

Hurricane evacuees are finding shelter just outside of Athens. Fort Yargo State Park is one of many state parks accepting evacuees and their pets. Julia Autry, the park manager, said they are expecting evacuees to begin arriving as the hurricane heads closer to land. Explore Georgia, which promotoes tourism, tweeted Tuesday that sites are still available for…

ACC Response to Hurricane Irma

Athens-Clarke County expects to have the numbers on how much Tropical Storm Irma cost the county by October 15. When Irma hit Athens on September 11, the winds that reached 53 miles per hour caused extensive damage within the county. Two weeks after the storm, Athens-Clarke County Government has released a report on their response.…

How Hurricane Matthew Compares to Recent Hurricanes

Governor Nathan Deal ordered an evacuation of six coastal counties this morning in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew’s landfall. According to the National Hurricane Center, the latest update says Matthew has sustained maximum wind speeds of 140 miles per hour, making it a Category 4 hurricane. This would be the first Category 4 hurricane of this…

Hurricane Matthew: I-16 EB Lanes Closed

Georgia Department of Public Safety has now confirmed all East Bound highways are closed because of the imminent threat of Hurricane Matthew. The lane closing starts at mile marker 32. A 511 operator recommended  that those traveling in RV or campers should use the Atlanta Motor Speedway when traveling. The U.S National Hurricane Center has extended…