Chrissy Medeiros from Floyd County E-911 is one of the Georgia Telecommunications Emergency Response Task Force members helping out in Collier County, Florida following Hurricane Irma.
Southeastern states see the highest increase following Harvey and Irma.
Nearly 1 million customers reconnected ahead of schedule; company concluding work in severely damaged areas.
In Floyd County, there were 325 initial claims filed in August, down from 732 in July, a 56% decrease. First-time claims are also down by 23% percent over the year.
More than 1,000 Georgia Power customers are affected by a power outage in the Wax area.
First responders are gearing up for a potentially busy night as the remnants of Irma are expected to move through the area.
Extensive damage expected due to high winds and fallen trees; customers should prepare now for extended power outages/
Heavy rains from Irma will spread over north and central Georgia beginning Monday morning and continuing through Monday night. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 7 inches are possible.
Weather forecasters continue to keep an eye on Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm. However, it is still a monstrous system, and it appears to be headed this way.
Today, Captain Jason Smith, Corps Officer for Rome, will be deploying to serve on The Salvation Army Georgia Incident Command Team.
Hurricane Irma has battered the Caribbean and many are wondering what the impact will be in Northwest Georgia.
This emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Irma includes Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh Counties.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety says 8 motorists have died so far on the state's highways during the long Labor Day Weekend.
One nonfatal case is in Floyd County. A second, unfortunate fatal case is in Catoosa County.
Gas prices are rising due to Hurricane Harvey’s disastrous effect on the Gulf coast.