This is a comprehensive list of resources to help you, your family and neighbors stay safe as Hurricane Irma blows through Georgia and the Southeast region. With powerful winds, power outages, and continuous rain, please keep this list and pass it on:
Hurricane Irma’s realtime forecasts can be found at the National Hurricane Center’s website.
Stay up-to-date on Hurricane Irma by visiting the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency’s website.
Follow GEMA on Twitter and Facebook.
Google the following:
GEMA evacuation map
List of shelters in Georgia
Map of shelters in Georgia
GDOT Traffic Map
Stay safe and be prepared by visiting “Ready Georgia”.
Please note that during a “state of emergency, MARTA trains run. However, MARTA buses are not allowed to run. It appears that buses are safer than cars since police, fire, hospital, and other emergency workers would be safer on a bus than in their own vehicle. They could run on a Saturday schedule. This could also help those who need to get to dialysis and other critical medical appointments. Hmmm. Your thoughts?
Most flights in and out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have been cancelled as of 1pm today. Check with your airline about waiving change fees when you re-book your flight.
When conditions are safe, you can sign up to volunteer to help those affected by Hurricane Irma through “NVOAD”.
Report price gouging by contacting the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit at 1-800-869-1123 toll-free outside of the metro Atlanta calling area, or call 404-651-8600 inside the metro Atlanta area. You can submit a written report using this form.
(List courtesy of Georgia Democrats)