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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It said these issues would be elaborated on in the detailed judgment of the court, which is to be published within 21 days. Meanwhile the People's Development Party President, Abed Bwanika says Kenyatta's stand is a lesson to Africa's presidents.
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.
VP congratulates Saudis over World Cup qualification
The chairman of the Federation of Saudi Football Federation, Adel bin Mohammed Ezzat, thanked Mohammed Bin Salman for the gesture. The UAE, meanwhile, are one spot further back and thus retain slim hopes of making a second World Cup.
The Tale of Princess Mako of Japan
The princess said to journalists both she and Komuro have been courting from the beginning with future marriage in mind. The announcement was originally expected in July, but it was later postponed after a rain disaster hit western Japan .