Senator Reverend Warnock: “I stand ready and willing to help Georgians get through this. For more information and emergency preparedness tips, please visit to ready.gov/hurricanes, and don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if we can offer any assistance”
Savannah Morning News: Tropical storm and hurricane guide for Savannah and Chatham County: Here’s what you need to know
Washington, D.C. – As Hurricane Ian prepares to make landfall in the southeastern United States this week, today U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) issued the statement below urging Georgians to take the necessary precautions to keep themselves, their loved ones and community safe from inclement weather events.
“Georgians, especially in South Georgia and along our coast, must remain vigilant as Hurricane Ian gets closer to our state,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Remember it is crucial during these moments that you stay calm, listen to local officials and take the utmost precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones.”
Senator Warnock added:“I stand ready and willing to help Georgians get through this. For more information and emergency preparedness tips, please visit to ready.gov/hurricanes, and don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if we can offer any assistance.”
Key Hurricane Ian Resources and Tips for Georgians (from Ready.gov/Hurricanes):
- Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plans.
- You may have to evacuate quickly due to a hurricane if you live in an evacuation zone. Learn your evacuation routes, practice with your household and pets, and identify where you will stay.
- Follow the instructions from local emergency managers. They will provide the latest recommendations based on the threat to your community and appropriate safety measures.
- Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents, such as ID, are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password-protected digital space.
- De-clutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, and consider hurricane shutters.
- Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies and pet supplies in your go bag or car trunk. You may not have access to these supplies for days or even weeks after a hurricane.
- Keep your cell phone charged have backup charging devices to power important electronics.
- Check with neighbors, senior adults, or those who may need additional help securing hurricane plans to see how you can be of assistance to others
- To keep up to date on Hurricane Ian, visit NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.
- Have several ways to receive alerts. Download the FEMA app and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. Sign up for community alerts in your area and be aware of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), which require no sign up.
See additional information and federal resources HERE.