09.12.18

Preparing For Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence has the potential to impact many Georgians as it makes landfall in the United States.

Governor Deal has issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in Georgia, and the state is working hard to prepare for the storm and mobilize all available resources to keep Georgians safe.

I wanted to share some important resources to help you before, during, and after the storm:

  • View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Deal here.
  • View updates from Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency here.
  • Download Ready Georgia app for weather alerts and emergency preparedness tips.
  • Follow Georgia 511 for real-time traffic information.
  • Learn what to do in a flood here.
  • Report power outages by contacting your power provider. 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.
  • Self-report damage to homes and businesses here

For your safety and the safety of our first responders, please take this storm seriously and follow all instructions from local, state, and federal authorities.

Stay safe,