Inland areas in Southeast GA preparing for rain

Inland areas in Southeast GA preparing for rain
(Source: WTOC)

BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - Southeast Georgia could still see some impact from Hurricane Florence even if it makes landfall on the Carolina coast.

Public safety teams in Bulloch County say they'll have crews ready this weekend. They anticipate seeing 2-4 inches of rain from Sunday into Monday. They do not expect to see the kinds of rain and wind we experienced during hurricanes Matthew and Irma the past two years.

"I would urge people not to panic," said Ted Wynn, Bulloch County's Public Safety Director. "No need to go to panic mode but just some good preparation for maybe a power outage, maybe localized flooding."

Wynn says that small amount of rain could soften roots and help topple trees during wind gusts. He urges people to have food, water, flashlights, and medications to last a day or two.

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