The first name to be used this season will be Arthur or Bertha, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Last hurricane season was a season with the fewest storm since 1982. A below-normal hurricane season is predicted also for this year. President Obama is urging people to prepare citing preparedness is every citizens responsibility.
Georgia is effected by hurricane storms from the Atlantic, The Gulf of Mexico, The Caribbean Sea.
National Hurricane Center
If you haven’t already purchased flood insurance prices are expected to go way up during this time of year. Georgia weather radio stations:
- Albany 91.7,
- Athens 91.7/97.9
- Augustsa 90.7
- Brunswick 88.9
- Carrolton 09.7
- Columbus 88.1
- Demorest 88.3
- Dahlonega 89.5
- R. Gaines 90.9
- Macon 89.7
- Savannah 91.1
- Tifton 91.1
- Valdosta 91.7
- Waycross 90.1
I-16 will reverse and become one-way
“Contaflow” between Macon and Savnnah traffic flows for 125 miles in both directions. Eastbound lanes will reverse and will only allow westbound traffic from Savannah to US441 in Dublin. Drop gate barricades will be lowered to keep traffic flowing in one direction. The barricades look like football goal posts.. Call 511 Real-Time Traffic for updates.
Atlanta, Georgia ultimate hurricane checklist:
- Battery powered radio or hand-crank radio tunes into NOAA Weather Radio.
- Bleach and a medicine dropper-disinfectant nine parts water to one part bleach.
- Books, games puzzles, activities to keep children busy.
- Cash or travelers checks.
- Carbon monoxide detector while using a generator.
- Aluminum foil.
- Cellphone with charged battery-keep wireless phone dry, text massaging may go through faster than calls due to the enormous volume of calls going through during an emergency, be prepared for a “fast busy signal” during congested times, keep non-emergency calls to a minimum.
- Coolers. Duct tape.
- Dust mask.
- First Aid Book. Feminine hygiene supplies.
- Financial documents.
- Fire extinguisher.
- First Aid kit.
- Tire fix-a-flat.
- Three day supply of non-perishable food.
- Baby formula and diapers.
- Local maps.
- Manual can opener.
- Matches in a waterproof container.
- Pet food and extra water.
- Plastic bucket and air tight lid.
- Prescription medication and glasses.
- Rain gear and rubber boots. Sandbags for flooding.
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket per person.
- Toilet paper.
- Utility knife.
- Trash bags.
- Water-one gallon per person to last three days.
- Work gloves.
- Wrench or pliers for use to turn off utilities.
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Family evacuation plan.