09.12.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Georgians To Prepare For Hurricane Florence

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today urged Georgians to take safety precautions ahead of Hurricane Florence’s landfall. Governor Nathan Deal has issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in Georgia.                                                          

“We have learned time and again that preparedness saves lives,” said Senator Isakson. “As Hurricane Florence approaches the United States, it has the potential to affect Georgians. I urge all Georgians to be vigilant, stay updated and heed the advice of state and local officials and please take advantage of this window of time and the many available resources to prepare. We are working closely with Governor Deal, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the storm moves closer to the East Coast. As always, Senator Perdue and I will work together in the Senate and do all we can to support preparedness, response and recovery efforts.”

“Hurricane Florence has the potential to impact many Georgians as it makes landfall,” said Senator Perdue. “Governor Deal, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, and local authorities are preparing for the storm and will keep Georgians updated as the situation develops. To ensure everyone’s safety, including our first responders, please take this storm seriously and heed all advice from local, state, and federal officials.”

Georgia Hurricane Resources:

  • View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Deal here.
  • View updates from Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency here.
  • Download the Ready Georgia app for weather alerts and emergency preparedness tips.
  • Follow Georgia 511 for real-time traffic information.
  • Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood here.
  • Report power outages by contacting your power provider. The two main providers in Georgia are:  
    • Georgia Power (contact here or at 888-891-0938)
    • Georgia EMC (find your local branch here)
  • Call your local non-emergency police line to report a downed tree in a main road.

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