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September 27, 2022: Georgia gets ready for Hurricane Ian

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National Weather Service
The projected pathway of Hurricane Ian as of 5:00 AM on September 27.

In brief: Hurricane Ian's approach prompts precautions as the storm heads north into the Gulf of Mexico — Farmers prepare for hurricane's impact — Georgia Power to ask state officials for rate hike — Braves visit White House — Area high schools move football games to Thursday to avoid storm.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!