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Resources to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Washington, September 12, 2018

Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Florence to track southward after making landfall, an emergency declaration has been issued for all 159 counties in Georgia. Potential threats include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and tornadoes. I encourage you to take precautions now for the inland effects of the storm.

Here are a few resources to help you prepare:

Be Informed

Stay ahead of the storm with weather alerts from Ready Georgia.


Make a Plan & Ready Kit

Create an emergency plan and survival kit in case of an evacuation, loss of power or other storm related emergency.


Local Emergency Departments Information

Clayton County Emergency Management

Cobb County Emergency Management

Douglas County  Emergency Management

Alanta-Fulton County Emergency Management

Fayette County Emergency Management

Henry County Emergency Management


If you are in immediate danger call 911, but please reserve 911 for emergencies only.


For additional tips to prepare for Hurricane Florence, please visit or


Please do not hesitate to contact my offices in Smyrna, 770-432-5405, or Jonesboro, 770-210-5073, if you need assistance.  


  • Bank of America customers impacted by the storm and needing financial assistance may call their priority assistance line at 855.729.1764.  Customers may use the financial center and ATM locator to find out which of local Bank of America financial centers are open during and after the storm.


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