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.
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.
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!