10 September, 2017
The Georgia Tech Police Department's Office of Emergency Preparedness has been monitoring Hurricane Irma.
Monitoring and reevaluations will continue throughout the weekend.
Mandatory evacuations have sent at least 50,000 people to 260 state shelters throughout Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches on Saturday. Classes in Savannah have been cancelled for the week of September 11-15.
There has been a lot of different information floating around out there on social media about evacuations. That means that if you live along the Georgia Coast, you nearly certainly are going to be forced to evacuate.
"Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties".
Georgia is bracing for potentially far-flung impacts from Hurricane Irma, which forecasters say could swamp the coast with storm surge near Savannah and topple trees and power lines in Atlanta.
Deal will hold a press conference tonight at 6 p.m. Watch on News 3 on-air or online. 11Alive will be watching this storm around the clock to keep you updated on the areas of greatest concern.