While the Florida, Carolina and Virginia coasts prepare for the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence, which is now a category 2 storm, Atlanta is expected to see some rain and wind. Though we are not coastal, we can still be very much affected by these storms as we experienced a year ago with Hurricane Irma.
We want you to stay safe during these storms, whether here in our beautiful city of Atlanta or on the coast.
Rule #1 is to follow instructions from the government and local officials. If you are told to evacuate, you need to evacuate.
If you choose not to evacuate and will wait out the storm (not recommended):
We hope that after reading these tips that you will plan to evacuate if you are told that it is necessary. If you are in the Atlanta area, or somewhere far enough from the coast to avoid evacuation, it is still wise to heed the above advice in case of power outages, downed trees, and power lines.