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Old 09-01-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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It's near impossible to track the exact path where a hurricane will make landfall, but if the current path according to this article is correct, they may start to evacuate "special needs" citizens from Savannah as early as Wednesday...

Article: 11Alive.com | Atlanta, GA | Savannah May Face Evacuation Ahead Of Hanna

Hanna is expected to hit as a category 2 hurricane on Friday. Some reports have said Savannah is ground-zero, while others have placed the center to hit more in-between Savannah and Charleston. Again, it's hard to predict.

Either way, residents and visitors should make preparations NOW and not wait until the last minute. It's been nearly 3 decades since Savannah had a direct hit from a hurricane, so folks may not think it's serious. Fill your car(s) with gas, have emergency bags packed and ready to go if they DO order an evacuation, make preparations for your pets (don't just leave them behind in your homes!), pack medication, etc. That way you'll be ready if you have to head out, and if it misses the mark, no harm done - you were ready.

But don't unpack those bags yet - hurricane "ike" is behind Hanna one week out, and early predictions are saying it may take nearly the same path as Hanna, due to the weather patterns.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:15 AM
 
Location: savannah,ga
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yes prepare now, i believe the last really major hurricane that hit this area was in 1893 when it killed thousands of people on hilton head island. we dont need that so people just be prepared and go. this season is very active, the folks in New orleans just have no luck like florida did'nt a few years back and i pray for them. its now our area turn for these storms and i pray it just do minor damages if it hit us. And for Ike, it just need to die out. thoes folks on them islands are the ones who gets it first and the worst, so lets pray for them also
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:45 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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It's near impossible to track the exact path where a hurricane will make landfall, but if the current path according to this article is correct, they may start to evacuate "special needs" citizens from Savannah as early as Wednesday...
Thank you Greg for sending us poor yokels all that fancy big city information. We don't have no internet or tv down here.

A woman in Chicago posted on the weather forum asking about the condition of our levees and wondering how the storm would affect the Okefenokee, as if it were right next door.

We'll be seeing you on Friday in Hotlanta.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Thank you Greg for sending us poor yokels all that fancy big city information. We don't have no internet or tv down here.
Well, ahem... sorry for caring.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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Oh! don't mind Ellie. Thanx for the information!!!
Some of us didn't see it on our own and so your posting it was the first we saw it!
-- dave
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Thank you Greg for sending us poor yokels all that fancy big city information. We don't have no internet or tv down here.

A woman in Chicago posted on the weather forum asking about the condition of our levees and wondering how the storm would affect the Okefenokee, as if it were right next door.

We'll be seeing you on Friday in Hotlanta.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Well, ahem... sorry for caring.
I know you care, but it's sort of like my telling you how to prepare for an ice storm or (heaven forbid) drive in snow. LOL

Our local news channels, newspapers, and radio send us through the drill on an annual basis. Even in winter there is information on preparing for the next year's storm season.

Most folks in Savannah have been through a number of near misses and at least one major evacuation. It's just part of life here on the coast.

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Here's a good website with local emergency info. Check out the storm surge map about half way down the page.

http://cema.chathamcounty.org/

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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It's like this.....Starting about in February, the Media starts talking about The Hurricane Season. Talk, talk and more talk, we get stuff in the mail, TV weather people gab on and on and on. Newspapers are full of it. If anyone doesn't know about what's going on in our area during a huricane season they have a problem. They won't own a computer or if they do, they won't know how to read and they certainly wouldn't be on this forum.

By the time of the year, we are tired of hearing about what we should do. It's so much like the story of the Little Boy That Cried Wolf.

FYI. This evening's TV news says that it is now heading SOUTH. It seems to be beating itself to pieces in the mountains of Hispanola. The wind speed has dropped to less than 65 mph. That's less than hurricane strenght.

Of course, that could change completly within a few minutes. Mother Nature isn't always nice.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Hanna, please don't go to Savannah...do Jacksonville; we really don't need Jacksonville.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia.
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Lots of people don't know how to prepare. Savannah has not been hit in a long time. The last close call was Floyd in 1999. People need to pay attention to the storm track and know what to do. There is lots of stuff out there, so google it. It should be here by Friday so it really is to late to do a lot of stuff you will need to do if we lose power for 3 or 4 days. You need water, food, light, and a good gun.
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