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First Alert Weather Day: Friday off to a cold start

Dress warm before heading out the door! It’s a chilly start to our Friday morning with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, feeling more like the low to mid 30s before sunrise.

  First Alert Weather Day - Widespread Rain, Couple Strong Storms, Friday

Bulloch County team helping Hurricane Michael victims

Statesboro PD sending care to hurricane survivors

Wayne County volunteers sending supplies to victims of Hurricane Michael

Vice President Mike Pence lands in Albany

Savannah Airbnb’s open doors to hurricane victims free of charge

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  Statesboro groups team up to help Hurricane Michael victims

Students from Albany re-locate to Georgia Southern following Hurricane Michael

Clothing boutique in Statesboro collecting items to help Hurricane Michael victims

30 percent of people still without power in Montgomery County

Savannah Army Corps of Engineers sends help to Albany

Proud to be a Farmer: Local crops impacted by storm

  Pecan farmers cleaning up debris from Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael made its way through Georgia, it took out many crops with it.

Last two hurricane seasons helped better prepare Coastal Empire for Michael

Parts of Florida and the East Coast are still dealing with fall out from Hurricane Matthew, but in our area, the storm came and went rather quietly.

  Toombs County church damaged by Hurricane Michael

Many states and communities are still trying to comprehend and assess the damage that Hurricane Michael left behind.

Tybee Island beaches reopened

UPDATE: The beaches of Tybee Island have reopened to swimmers.

  Tropical Storm Michael causes flooding in multiple states

Seafood vendors in Bluffton stalled by Hurricane Michael

Power crews hard at work fixing outages

LIST: School status in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry after Michael

SLIDESHOW: Michael knocks out power, downs trees Wednesday night

Officials identify 11-year-old killed in 'freak accident’ during Hurricane Michael

  Fort Pulaski to reopen Friday after suffering only minimal damage during Michael

Fort Pulaski closed starting Tuesday until storm passes.

Georgia experiencing widespread power outages

Many Georgia residents are experiencing widespread power outages due to Hurricane Michael.

Talmadge, Sidney Lanier bridges back open following Hurricane Michael

The Georgia Department of Transportation closed the Talmadge and Sidney Lanier bridges to all traffic on Wednesday due to the anticipated winds from Hurricane Michael.

Tornado Watch expired early for our Lowcountry counties

As of 3:30 a.m. Thursday, the tornado watch has expired for the entire WTOC viewing area, including our three Lowcountry counties: Jasper, Hampton, and Beaufort.

Check your flight status in advance

For those who plan on flying in the next few hours or days, some airlines say scheduled service may be disrupted due to Hurricane Michael.

Tree falls through dining room of Bloomingdale home

A homeowner in Bloomingdale is facing extensive damage to his home after a tree came crashing through his dining room, Tuesday night.

  Bulloch County officials ready for storm impact

Bulloch County is already bracing for inches of rain and tropical storm winds and heavy gusts.

Nine Line starts ‘Carolina Strong’ campaign to help Florence victims

As another hurricane threatens the East Coast, many areas are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

Chatham County prepares for flooding

Even with wind and power outages as our greatest threats, Chatham County is preparing for flooding as well.

Western counties in Georgia prepping for Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael’s path could bring tropical storm damage across Southeast Georgia.

Good Samaritan shelters to open Wednesday evening in Effingham Co.

Four shelters will be open in Effingham County on Wednesday night in case anyone feels unsafe staying in their home during Hurricane Michael.

What to know for Hurricane Michael: Q&A with the First Alert Weather Team

These are the most asked questions from viewers across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

Chatham Emergency Management prepares for Hurricane Michael

Chatham County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Jones discussed how CEMA is preparing for Hurricane Michael.

GA Gov. Deal issues emergency declaration for resources, price gouging regulations

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an emergency declaration for 92 counties ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Michael.

Officials in Bulloch County prepping for possible storm impacts

Hurricane Michael’s wind and rain could mean possible damage across our area. That’s why emergency crews urge you to be prepared.

City of Tybee Island preparing for Hurricane Michael impacts

People who live and work on Tybee Island are already preparing for what Hurricane Michael will bring.

Cotton farmers nervous about potential weather impact

Hurricane Michael is heading our way at one of the worst times for cotton farmers.

Tree trimming preps happening ahead of potential effects from Hurricane Michael

The Halloween Hike is a big fundraising effort for the team at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, and it’s on despite the island getting hit by a tornado just a few months ago.

Scientists hoping to learn from potential Hurricane Michael tidal effects

Scientists are hoping to learn from potential Hurricane Michael tidal effects with tidal sensors.

What you need in a hurricane supply kit

It is crucial that you and your loved ones prepare to be without necessities for several days. Plan and assemble a natural disaster supply kit.

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Supply Kit

Knowledge and proper preparation can make all the difference in safely "riding out" a tropical system. Do not wait for a tropical threat to assemble your kit. Do it now, while the grocery lines are short, gas pumps are stocked and the atmosphere is calm.

Michael continues to strengthen, expect strong to damaging winds Thursday.

Michael is steadily organizing in the extreme northwestern Caribbean this morning. Further strengthening is forecast as the system moves into the Gulf of Mexico.

Man dies from bacterial infection after Hurricane Florence

There are now at least 48 deaths related to Hurricane Florence

Viral Frying Pan Tower flag up for auction

As Hurricane Florence crept toward the North Carolina coast two weeks ago, internet users were glued to the Frying Pan Tower ocean cam watching the storm pummel an American flag with intense winds and rain.

Powerful image shows Army vet hanging American flag over floodwaters

It is said a picture can speak a thousand words, and we can think of a few for this powerful image.

Tropical Storm Kirk reforms, strengthens slightly in Atlantic

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center in Miami don’t expect it to reach hurricane strength or even retain tropical storm strength very long, with wind shear knocking the storm back down to a depression by Saturday.

Toombs County kennel starts rebuilding after lightning strike burned it to the ground

A dog kennel in Toombs County is now trying to rebuild. In July Tiffany’s Kennels caught on fire after lightning struck the building.

Start of CEMA’s Prepare-A-Thon Week

Chatham Emergency Management Agency is beginning its 2018 Prepare-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 21.

WTOC surveying damage left by Florence with U.S. Coast Guard

WTOC is flying with the U.S. Coast Guard to survey damage left from Hurricane Florence.

NC evacuees enjoying Savannah while hoping for the best back home

Savannah is playing host to our northern neighbors who escaped ahead of Florence.