Macon-Bibb EMA watching Irma for possible damage, evacuees

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency is watching Hurricane Irma closely in preparation for evacuees next week.

Director Spencer Hawkins says he learned a lot from Hurricane Matthew last October, when hundreds of people came to Macon for shelter, and that could happen again if Hurricane Irma makes land.

“We have to watch and wait and see what will happen, so as we get later in the week once the forecast becomes more refined we’ll see where it’s actually going to go and so then we can make some better decisions on how we’re going to respond,” Hawkins said.

For the past several months since Hurricane Matthew, Macon-Bibb EMA met regularly with other agencies in Middle Georgia to talk about providing shelter for evacuees. 41NBC will continue to follow Macon-Bibb EMA’s plans throughout the week in response to Hurricane Irma.

For disaster resources and ways to help, visit the Macon-Bibb EMA website.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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