The Savannah Sport Fishing Club Blue Water Tournament was having their final weigh in just feet from where a boat hoist crashed in to the dock house when a tornado struck Wilmington Island on Saturday.
Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
In a proclaimation by Governor Henry McMaster for this week, “SCEMD and the National Weather Service are promoting awareness of the hazards associated with severe weather, including tornadoes and floods, and the procedures that help keep people safe.”
We are less than three months away from the next hurricane season and the Chatham Emergency Management Agency wants to make sure they are ready to go just in case our area becomes the target of a natural disaster.
Albany suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Micheal caused people to be without power, homes, and even schools. Georgia Southern opened their doors to students from Albany State University that were living in some of the residence halls.
WTOC obtained video of Tyndall Air Force base not far from Panama City where a display jet was flipped over. Other buildings on base experienced significant damage including roofs and debris scattered all over base.
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.
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.
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.