The Governor expanded a State of Emergency to now include all 159 counties in Georgia. As a necessary precaution, Chairman Harris will be signing an emergency resolution declaring a local state of emergency for Morgan County as well.
***PLEASE NOTE*** All Morgan County offices will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017. Non-essential personnel should not report to work. We are closely monitoring hurricane Irma and its impact on Morgan County. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated. The National Weather Service has forecasted tropical storm force winds and 5 - 7 inches of rain for our general area. Please make safety your number one priority! We are expecting loss of power to residents in our county as a result of downed trees.
Potential impacts to our area will be sustained tropical force winds up to 35 mph beginning late Monday morning. Wind gust up to 55mph should be expected. Please stay indoors and continue to monitor weather radios and local media.
There are shelters that allowed pets. The full list can be found on the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website. The Georgia State Parks Twitter page also has locations for pets.
Receive current forecasts by visiting the National Hurricane Center?.
Also some links that will be helpful for the citizens
- Ready Georgia
- Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
- National Hurricane Center - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Weather Service
Check Power Outage Status
- Georgia Power
- Phone: 888-891-0938
- Walton EMC
- Phone: 770-267-2505
- Rayle EMC
- Phone: 706-444-5700
- Central EMC
- Phone: 800-222-4877
Update 4:00PM Tuesday, September 12
All roadways in Morgan County have been cleared from fallen trees with the exception of those that still have power lines entangled in them. Morgan County officials have notified all power companies of these isolated incidents. There are approximately 3,600 households without power throughout the county. County offices will resume normal operations at 8:00AM on Wednesday. If you have any storm damage photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the location of the photos.
Update 4:00PM Monday, September 11
Morgan County officials are requesting a voluntary curfew for all non-essential travel throughout Morgan County beginning Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00pm until Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00am. Morgan County will continue to experience significant sustained winds up to 35mph through the early morning hours. Wind gusts are expected to exceed 60mph throughout the evening. Hurricane Irma is a life-threatening weather event. Morgan County currently has approximately 5,000 residents without power with continued outages expected. The county has responded to multiple calls for trees down and power lines in the roadway causing most roadways to be blocked at this time. As night falls an increased danger exists on our roadways as motorists will not be able to see downed trees or power lines. Again, Morgan County officials are requesting a voluntary curfew for all non-essential travel in Morgan County.
Please continue to monitor social media, local news media outlets, and weather radios.