Officials in Bulloch County prepping for possible storm impacts

Officials in Bulloch County preparing for Hurricane Michael impact

BULLOCH COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Hurricane Michael’s wind and rain could mean possible damage across our area. That’s why emergency crews urge you to be prepared.

This hurricane developed and turned our direction quicker than others in the past. Emergency leaders say this isn’t the time to panic, but certainly the time to prepare.

Leaders expect tropical storm-force winds and several inches of rain over the course of two to three days this week. They’re worried about fallen trees and the damage they can do.

“Based on what we’re hearing from the National Weather Service, we could have trees down. Some widespread power outages are certainly possible,” said Ted Wynn, Public Safety Director, Bulloch County.

He’s hopeful Michael moves out as quickly as he moves in and we don’t see prolonged rains and wind.

County officials advise residents to stay alert and monitor updates from Bulloch EMA and area media. On Tuesday, by 5 p.m., Bulloch County Schools will communicate a decision about their school operations on Wednesday.

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