Macon-Bibb EMA not expecting major damage, but prepared for Hurricane Matthew

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Emergency Management doesn’t think Hurricane Matthew will do major damage in Middle Georgia, but it hasn’t stopped them from preparing.

With only a couple of days until the hurricane hits Georgia’s east coast, EMA is making sure Macon’s government departments and community partners have disaster plans in place.

EMA Director Spencer Hawkins says the most important thing for everyone to do is stay informed. He’s preparing in case people from Florida and South Georgia evacuate to Macon.

“When you see a storm like this that’s coming up the coast, that’s always something that we’re keeping a mindful eye for,” Hawkins said. “And making sure that we coordinate with the American Red Cross to make sure that we have shelter operations in place.”

The EMA advises to have a disaster kit with plenty of water, non-perishable food and a weather radio handy regardless of where you live.

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