Safety and preparation tips for Hurricane Michael

Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 92 Georgia counties in preparation including Bulloch County. Classes at Georgia Southern University have been cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Emma Smith

As Hurricane Michael strengthens, Statesboro may be at risk for hazards.

Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 92 Georgia counties in preparation including Bulloch County. Classes at Georgia Southern University have been cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday.

No evacuation order has gone into effect for Statesboro, but students and residents planning to leave the area should prepare accordingly.

Operations

The Dining Commons will be will be open and serving a limited menu from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday’s hours of operation have not yet been decided.

According to GS Parking & Transportation, buses do not run when classes are not in session.

Health Services will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Safety tips

According to Ready Georgia, some tips for hurricane evacuation include:

  • Preparing a portable ready kit in case you have to evacuate.
  • Making a family communications plan.
  • Covering all of your home’s windows with hurricane shutters to protect them from high winds.
  • Planning to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Filling your car’s gas tank in case you have to evacuate.
  • Planning ahead for your pets.
  • Knowing your area’s flood risk. If unsure, call your local emergency management agency or planning and zoning department, or visit www.floodsmart.gov.

Supplies

BI-LO, Food World and both Walmarts still have water available.

Walmart on Northside Drive currently has five pallets of water in stock. Walmart on Brampton Avenue is currently restocking.

Gasoline-tracking app GasBuddy has launched a fuel-tracking feature to help users find out which stations have the most gas available. More information can be found on its website.

The George-Anne will continue to provide updates on Hurricane Michael as more information becomes available.

Emma Smith, The George-Anne News Editor, [email protected]