DeKalb County, Georgia, Sees Effects of Hurricane Michael
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – October 11, 2018 (ajc.com) The effects of Hurricane Michael have swept over DeKalb County, Georgia, as the county copes with flooded roads, power outages, and downed lines. The story is reported online at ajc.com.*
Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach just before 2 p.m. on October 10. It had increased in strength to a Category 4 hurricane before it came ashore, making Michael the strongest storm to ever hit the Florida Panhandle. As Michael moved across Florida and into Georgia, it weakened to a tropical storm, but the storm’s heavy winds and rain still wreaked havoc in its path.
Two deaths have been reported because of Michael, including one 11-year-old girl in southwest Georgia. Dive crews in DeKalb County have been overwhelmed with rescue calls. So far, DeKalb County has reportedly received between three and four inches of rain. The area was under a flood warning until about 6 a.m. October 11. Emergency officials in the county are still warning about flooding and downed trees with sustained winds at about 25 to 30 mph. Gusts reportedly reached about 40 mph overnight on October 10 and into October 11.
No major damage has been reported in the county at this time, but Georgia Power reports that more than 1,500 customers are without power in DeKalb County. Crews will be working around the clock as weather permits to restore power to affected customers. Residents are urged to seek and stay in shelter until the storm has completely passed. Rescue crews will continue efforts as the storm leaves the area.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333
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