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Tropical Storm Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 19
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA  AL142018
734 AM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018

This product covers NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

**Tropical Storm Michael Moving out of Georgia Today** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 60 miles east-southeast of Athens GA
    - 33.5N 82.5W
    - Storm Intensity 50 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 21 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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OVERVIEW...

Tropical Storm Michael will continue to weaken as it moves away from 
Georgia. Impacts will diminish significantly this afternoon but until 
then, some gusty winds and periods of moderate rain will continue.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across north and
central Georgia.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across north and
central Georgia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Check on your neighbors. If necessary, help them connect with their 
points of contact.

When entering areas that have been heavily damaged, bring along a 
GPS-enabled device to help with street navigation. Do not drive on 
roads that have been marked closed.

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers 
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.

When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes. 
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. 
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can 
be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure 
about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience 
do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following 
instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in 
a well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from 
open doors and windows.

Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause flying 
debris.


* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on creating an emergency plan see ready.ga.gov
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City GA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$