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Closer Look: Georgia Faces Tropical Storm Irma

Sep 11, 2017

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Catherine Howden explains what measures are being taken to protect people during tropical storm Irma.
  • 4:34: Ria Aiken, director of emergency preparedness for the city of Atlanta, talks about emergency preparations.
  • 14:45: Meteorologist Patricia Atwell with the National Weather Service talks about the path of tropical storm Irma and its outlook for the next few days.
  • 19:42: Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis talks about how the largest county in the state is preparing for tropical storm Irma and how the County Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with cities to facilitate mutual aid and assistance.
  • 27:33: Hartsfield-Jackson Airport spokesperson, Andrew Gobeil, tells us more about how people’s travel plans will be affected in the next few days.
  • 33:17: Georgia Power spokeswoman Ashley West on what people should do if they experience power outages.
  • 38:11: Southern Region Communications Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bryan Cox, explains that there is a temporary suspension on all immigration activity from ICE in areas impacted by the tropical storm, as officials have evacuated all detainees out of Florida temporarily to various facilities.
  • 43:27: The Technical College System Commissioner, Gretchen Corbin, talks about how the college is providing assistance to Georgia Emergency Management Agency, for emergency preparations during tropical storm, Irma.
  • 47:50: Before making way to Georgia, then Hurricane Irma roared into Florida Keys, and shifted its path hitting Jacksonville, FL. Melissa Ross, host of First Coast Connect at NPR affiliate WJCT in Jacksonville, talks about the flooding in the city. 
  • 52:44: Meals on Wheels' Sally Eggleston tells us about the decision toto cancel services for Monday. She also explains that they do provide standard inclement weather meals for their clients before hurricane season.    

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