Governor Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Governor Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Governor Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

"We learned the hard way hurricanes aren't just coastal storms, and they can have significant inland impacts, like with Hugo making landfall north of Charleston and inland territories experiencing the impact as far west as Charlotte, and then previous year with Matthew - a Category 1 storm that brought catastrophic rainfall". That northerly trend takes the storm near Melbourne early Monday and toward the SC coastline on Tuesday.

Henry McMaster has issued a mandatory evacuation of the barrier islands in Jasper, Beaufort, and Colleton counties ahead of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane and Storm Surge warnings are out for South Florida, with the latest update stretching the Hurricane Watch up the west coast of Florida to the Suwannee River.

Earlier in the week, Irma was expected to turn toward the Carolinas and make landfall near the South Carolina-Georgia border.

Scott said: "This is the most catastrophic storm the state has ever seen".

Governor Deal said that in addition to ordering a mandatory evacuation he had authorized up to 5,000 members of the Georgia National Guard to be on active duty.

"That is a very long time for you to be injured", he said.

During his 2 p.m. conference, McMaster said he had not yet made a decision on whether or not to evacuate the coast ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Florida Storms
Florida Storms

"I am going to pick up 30 generators", James said. "In the track of the storm, they may have a location to where they feel safe".

While the mandatory evacuations wouldn't begin for a while, McMaster says people who want to leave now can do so.

For southeast Georgia to the east of Highway 301, including most of Camden and Glynn Counties winds will gust to 65 miles per hour, 6-15 inches of rain is expected, a storm surge of 4-7 feet along the coast and a chance for isolated tornadoes.

"Florida is as well prepared as you can be for something like this, now it's just a question of what happens".

He said emergency managers are preparing for the storm, but they are also planning recovery efforts. Select personnel from SCEMD's Operations and Preparedness sections continue to monitor Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia.

Pumps were covered at Go Gas on Warsaw Road, Clinton, as the station was attempting to ration supplies amid the growing demand to fill up vehicles and gas cans.

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