The Elbert County Emergency Management Services held an emergency preparedness meeting on what will be the remains of hurricane Florence on Thursday morning at the Elbert County Emergency Management Center.
Elbert County Director of Emergency Management Services director Chuck Almond addressed the group of various departments of government, industries and the media. Almond spoke on what the various weather models could mean for Elbert County.
All of the models are fairly consistent that Elbert County is in the rain and wind impact zone of this storm with rain to start Sunday around 2 am and Heavy rainfall all day Sunday a minimum of 6 inches and higher for the Elbert county area. Elbert County should expect winds up to 40 mph Starting early Sunday as well.
Elbert county could see limited power outages and flash flooding Almond advises for everyone to shelter in place during this storm if it indeed moves over the Elbert County area on Sunday and Monday.
Rock branch baptist church has been designated as the first Red Cross shelter to open if needed during the storm
School superintendent Chuck Bell was in attendance and stated that they will be closely monitoring the weather to make decisions on bus routes and school hours / open and closings as we see the weather develop over our area.
Keep your radio’s tuned to 105.3 WSGC for further updates from now through the weekend.