Dorian poses no threat to Southwest Georgia

Published 4:07 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Southwest Georgia is no longer expected to be within Hurricane Dorian’s cone of impact, according to Decatur-Grady 911 Director Tonya Griffin.

The chance of significant impacts in the Decatur County region remain very low.

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 hurricane, remains extremely dangerous, according to the National Weather Service. It is forecast to move close to the Florida east coast and curl then northward toward the Carolinas later this week.

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Older forecasts showed Dorian moving through Florida toward south of Tallahassee, with Southwest Georgia potentially being impacted. Last week, Griffin said Decatur County residents shouldn’t worry just yet, but to keep a close eye on the weather in case preparations needed to be made for hurricane conditions.

Bainbridge could possibly receive tropical storm force winds, although it will be Thursday at the earliest before they will reach this region.