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SC governor considers Saturday evacuations as Hurricane Irma threatens

08 September 2017, 12:53 | Lucy Hill

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Georgia's governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation starting on Saturday from the state's Atlantic coast ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Citing potential storm surge, Deal said a mandatory evacuation would take effect beginning on Saturday for Chatham County, which includes Savannah, and other coastal areas. "Irma is a powerful storm". Jose formed well to the east of Irma and was not expected to pose an immediate threat to land, though it's too early to accurately predict the storm's path. Katia formed in the gulf, off the coast of Mexico.

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.

Georgia's governor is joining other states in doubling down on evacuation orders.

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State emergency officials said they don't want people to panic but want those in hurricane-prone areas to be prepared.

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency Wednesday for six coastal counties.

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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