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Chatham Area Transit evacuated over 4,000 before Hurricane Matthew

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Approximately 4,400 people and pets were safely evacuated to Augusta in 26 Chatham Area Transit vehicles before Hurricane Matthew.

Twenty-nine operators, three supervisors, two mechanics and one assistant chose to stay behind until the last possible minute to make sure others had a ride to safety.

CAT officials say volunteer requests were put up and filled out almost immediately.

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