Dooly EMA update on Hurricane Irma
Published 9:57 am Monday, September 11, 2017
VIENNA– Dooly County’s Emergency Management Agency released a statement to inform residents of precautions to take during the storm later today and into tomorrow.
“With the strong winds we are expected to have numerous downed trees and power lines. At some point during the storm, for the safety of emergency personnel normal public safety services will be suspended until it is safe to resume. When services resume, response may be delayed due to road conditions. Dooly County Citizens are asked to shelter in place if they believe that they need more substantial shelter, they are asked to seek shelter with relatives, friends or neighbors with more substantial housing. Citizens are also asked to suspend driving during this hazardous time for their own safety and the safety of others. This storm has the potential to be dangerous.
Irma will be a strong tropical storm when it enters Georgia Monday morning. We can expect gust from 20-35 mph.
By 11:00 a.m. expect gust 35-40 with sustained winds of 30-35.
By 2:00 p.m. gust 45-55 with sustained winds at 40-45.
Around 5:00 p.m. gust up to 65 and sustained wind at 45mph.
8:00 p.m. gust 55-60 with sustained winds at 40mph.
By 11:00 pm the eye of the storm should be leaving Georgia going into Alabama. By 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday most of the rain should be gone. After a 12-18 hour period rainfall could be 5-8 inches. Stay alert, be prepared.”
The Cordele Dispatch will continue to provide updates on the storm on our Facebook and Twitter account, @DispatchCordele.