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Douglas County Monitoring Tropical Storm Nate

Douglas County is working to monitor Tropical Storm Nate as it approaches the Gulf Coast area and how it could impact the area this weekend. Various departments and local agencies are communicating to ensure its citizens are aware of any potential impact. 

The DC Emergency Management Agency is monitoring and making sure everyone is aware of the situation. The Board of Commissioners and the DCEMA would like to advise citizens to take the necessary steps for likely impact Sunday into Monday with tropical storm force wind gusts from 40-50 mph in the north Georgia area.

During Tropical Storm Irma, the Douglas County E-911 Center was opened and various internal departments gathered and prepared for any down trees and power outages impacting the community. Though Douglas County citizens were spared from severe weather impact, the BOC would like to encourage all of its citizens to be prepared.

At a recent Community Emergency Response training class, DC EMA Director, Jason Milhollin encouraged citizens taking the class to always have basic emergency preparedness kits and plans for each member of their family.

For more information on emergency preparedness you can visit www.ready.ga.gov and www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

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Krystal Horne
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