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Rep. Loudermilk Reminds Georgians to Pay Attention and Be Prepared as Hurricane Irma Approaches

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Washington, September 8, 2017 | comments
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) urges all Georgians to be prepared and aware of instructions from federal, state, and local officials as Hurricane Irma approaches:
 
“Minutes ago, I participated on a conference call with officials from FEMA and other national and state organizations. Hurricane Irma poses a grave threat to Florida, Georgia, and many places on the East Coast. If you live in a mandatory evacuation zone, follow officials’ advice and leave. The current evacuation area for Coastal Georgia can be found HERE.  The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency has opened shelters for evacuees. You can find an up to date list of shelters HERE.
 
“Governor Deal has expanded the state of emergency to 94 counties. You can find an up to date map HERE. According to federal officials, the current projections show possible flash flooding and high winds for North Georgia, including the 11th Congressional District. Find the latest forecasts for your area from the National Weather Service HERE.
 
“As I said yesterday: As we have seen with Hurricane Harvey and now with Hurricane Irma, planning before an event happens has never been more important. Our office has reached out to our local Emergency Management Agencies, and they all shared the same message: be alert and be prepared. While Hurricane Irma’s path is not certain, we must prepare as circumstances change quickly. Pay attention and heed the warnings of the officials. 
  
“Make sure to fill up your gas tank and have food and water on hand. Traffic will increase as evacuees from coastal Georgia and Florida move inland. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted, and the military personnel and first responders working to keep everyone safe. You can find more information on how to prepare for and respond to a hurricane here: http://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/hurricanes/ or download the Ready Georgia mobile app. Monitor local news radio and television for up to date information. And, as always, we are here to help you." 

***If you have relatives traveling in the paths of Irma or Jose, make sure the State Dept knows where they are. Click on the “Alert Us” button on the link below and enter information about your loved one. It could save their life!***


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