Officials Prepping For Dorian

Local Emergency Management Agency officials and workers have been keeping a close eye on reports concerning Hurricane Dorian. But at a 2:30 p.m. Tuesday briefing, it appeared the storm will have minimal effect on Jeff Davis County.
Jeff Davis EMA Director Charles Wasdin said Tuesday he expects some winds and rain, but nothing like what will be experienced along coastal Georgia as the hurricane is expected to proceed on a northeasterly path and spare inland Georgia.
But thus far Dorian has been unpredictable and changes could occur that would bring more harm to Jeff Davis County.
According to information from the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, Fla., the entire coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas continue to be threatened. Life threatening waves/breakers of 15-20 ft. were expected on the outer sandbar and 8-10 ft. on the beaches. Coastal areas can expect tropical storm (39-57 mph) to strong tropical storm (58-73 mph) conditions as, as of Tuesday afternoon, Dorian was a category 2 storm.
The most impact to be felt in Jeff Davis County will be tonight (Wednesday) around 8 p.m. and last into the early morning hours.
As of 2:30 Tuesday, storm surge warnings were in effect for beaches from the Altamaha River in Georgia, south to Flagler Beach, Fla. Tropical storm warnings extended inland as far as Folkston, and the southeastern edge of Wayne County. Wind gusts are expected to be less than 39 mph in Jeff Davis County.
Wasdin said shelters are open in Waycross and Douglas but very few people were staying in them as of Tuesday afternoon. Most evacuees were being directed to Dublin and Augusta in Georgia.

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