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Emergency Crews Prepare for Bad Weather

Crews at Savannah Electric are keeping an eye on the weather, getting ready to respond as soon as they are needed. Spokesman for the company John Kraft says right now a lot of the work is internal, "Making a lot of behind the scenes preps right now, a lot of telephone calls to other utility companies, our employees, telling everyone, making sure they are aware just in case we get any trouble from the storm."

The Savannah Electric trucks are gassed up and ready to go as well because with one storm following the other you can never be too prepared. Inside Savannah Electric at their headquarters, the storms track is being monitored closely on every computer. Kraft says if tree limbs do cause power outages they will be ready to go, "That's the things we're planning for now we will make any repairs we need to as fast as we can."

Chatham Emergency Management is also watching both storms closely, especially Hurricane Charley which at the last forecast looks like it could bring tropical storm force winds. They are asking everyone to stay on alert and be prepared. Phillip Webber, CEMA's Director is asking everyone to bring in outdoor furniture by tomorrow night and make sure you have flashlights in case the power does go out.

WTOC will continue to bring you the latest updates as they become available.


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"this is a shelter in place type of storm, we are not looking at evacuations for this at all."

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