HomeNewsBriefs General NewsGeorgia and South Carolina Bracing for Tropical Storm Elsa

Georgia and South Carolina Bracing for Tropical Storm Elsa



Governors of Georgia and South Carolina are warning residents to be prepared for heavy rain and winds from Tropical Storm Elsa.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a state of emergency for 92 coastal and south Georgia counties, including the CSRA. The order is effective now and expires at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 unless it is extended.

Kemp’s order puts the state’s price gouging law into effect in the 92 counties. It also suspends federal rules and regulations limiting the number of hours commercial vehicles can be driven, ensuring crews are available to deliver emergency supplies as needed.

You can read the full order at: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2021-executive-orders

[adrotate banner=”44″]

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center said Elsa has moved across western and northern Florida and is expected to result in heavy rainfall and flooding.

The center of the storm is expected to remain inland of the Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina coastlines but those areas should expect tropical storm conditions. That could mean isolated flash flooding and urban flooding across coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

In South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster and the Emergency Management Division recommend people who live in mobile homes or flood-prone, low-lying areas may want to consider staying with family or friends during the storm, or in a motel or hotel.

The list of recommendations includes:

– Bring in lawn furniture and other loose objects such as garbage cans that may become hazards in high winds.

-Double-check to make sure you have all emergency supplies listed in the South Carolina Hurricane Guide. Include items like hand sanitizer and face masks to guard against COVID-19.

-Those along the coast may experience isolated power outages and should keep your cell phones and mobile devices fully-charged in case of power outages Wednesday.

MORE: Augusta Redistricting Meeting Postponed

-Have multiple ways to get emergency warnings for your area. Some options include Wireless Emergency Alerts on your mobile phone, NOAA Weather Radio, and CodeRED Emergency Notifications.

-Utilize the state’s new hurricane preparedness site, hurricane.sc

-Heed warnings issued by local public safety officials. When you hear an official alert, take safety precautions immediately.

South Carolina will open emergency shelters if it becomes necessary.

Dana Lynn McIntyre is a Staff Reporter with The Augusta Press. You can reach her at [email protected].

[adrotate banner=”44″]

Recent posts

Recent comments

Robert Turbyfill on Column: Serene18 – take two
Leonard Zimmerman Jr on In The Kitchen With Vera: Oh Honey
Tedd Antonacci on Bomb threat suspect in custody
Frank Bush on FAITH: A Great Lady
Judy Wheeler on FAITH: A Great Lady
Robert Green on Kemp signs tax cut bill
Dan Barnett on FAITH: The Turtle
William Speer on Whither Ukraine?
Sherri Jones Rivers on FAITH: The Turtle
Judy Wheeler on FAITH: The Turtle
Doug Herman on Whither Ukraine?
Phillip Williams on Column: Electing judges
John Mulherin on Column: Electing judges
Sarah Scott on Column: Electing judges
Thomas Yarbrough on XPR Augusta Concerts Canceled
Bill Lesshafft on XPR Augusta Concerts Canceled
Amanda Main on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Tedd Antonacci on XPR Augusta Concerts Canceled
Rev. Bill Harrell on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Jackie VOSS on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Penny Danner on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Rabbi David Sirull on FAITH: The Covid Effect
Elizabeth Ristroph on Michael Meyers: The Law Allows It
Phillip Williams on Michael Meyers: The Law Allows It
Debbie Reddin Van Tuyll on For America, a free press is not optional
Debbie Reddin Van Tuyll on For America, a free press is not optional
Barry Paschal on Dine & Dish: Banh Mi Dang
Steve Brett on Broad Street Reimagined
Jeff Simless on Broad Street Reimagined
Leonard Zimmerman Jr on Augusta Museum of History to expand
James Colton on RUSSIA: WHAT NEXT?
Jim Claffey on Broad Street Reimagined
Thomas Plowden on Broad Street Reimagined
Bill Lesshafft on Broad Street Reimagined
Tedd Antonacci on Broad Street Reimagined
John Barney on Broad Street Reimagined
Rick Acree on Broad Street Reimagined
Eric Feldkamp on Broad Street Reimagined
Phillip Williams on Old Warrenton Studios shut down
Christine Slendak on Old Warrenton Studios shut down
Thomas Yarbrough on MCG study focuses on long COVID
Sylvia Cooper on FAITH: Wasps on the Tower
John Barney on RUSSIA: WHAT NEXT?
Gary Smith on RUSSIA: WHAT NEXT?
Juliann McCraney on FAITH: Wasps on the Tower
Joe Bowles on Former sena