09.14.18

Georgians Stepping Up

Across our state, Georgians are stepping up to assist during Hurricane Florence. Here are a few examples:

1. 7,000+ Troops

More than 7,000 service members are standing by to help with Hurricane Florence. About 80 tactical vehicles are staged at Fort Stewart. Hunter Army Airfield has 35 helicopters available for search-and-rescue operations. At Moody Air Force Base, six HH-60 helicopters, two HC-30 aircraft, and four pararescue teams are ready.

Read more here.

2. 300,000 Cans Of Water

 

Anheuser-Busch in Cartersville, Georgia paused beer production to can water ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall. More than 300,000 cans of water were sent to the Carolinas and will be used at Red Cross shelters and distributed by volunteers.

Read more at Fox 5.

3. Georgia Parks Welcoming Evacuees

Georgia state parks are welcoming Hurricane Florence evacuees and their pets. Camping areas are available at no charge, and pet fees are being waived during the storm.

Read more at 11 Alive.

Reminder:

Some Georgians may be impacted by wind and rain from Hurricane Florence. Remember to report power outages by contacting your power provider and to call your local non-emergency police line to report a downed tree in a main road. Please stay safe!