Hurricane Irma: Precautionary Measures [fr]
The U.S. National Hurricane Center is monitoring the trajectory of Hurricane Irma as it heads on a projected path towards Florida and is currently forecast to affect the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The storm is projected to cause strong winds, heavy rainfall, and a risk of flooding and falling trees.
Keep up-to-date on Irma’s trajectory here.
Irma’s forecasted track could see the hurricane make potential landfall in Florida over the weekend and could affect states along the southeast Atlantic coast early next week.
Coastal residents are encouraged to keep up-to-date on information, monitor weather forecasts and comply with local authorities’ recommendations, including any possible evacuation orders.
In Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal has already declared a state of emergency for 30 counties and issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas east of I-95 beginning on Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 a.m. He has also ordered all of Chatham County and some areas west of I-95 evacuated.
In South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency and in North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency as well.
The National Hurricane Center states that "the chance of direct impacts is increasing in portions of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, but it is too early to specify the magnitude and location of the impacts."
We encourage people with travel plans to these areas to postpone their trips.
For more on how to prepare for Irma, please see the following sites:
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