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Georgia Preps for Hurricane Dorian


Congressman Buddy Carter says federal officials are ready to respond if Dorian impacts Georgia -- even though he says federal funding for Hurricane Michael came too late.

"The disaster relief that we had passed for Hurricane Michael is just now starting to trickle down, so it's not the best of news, I can tell you, that we're having another hurricane."

Coastal officials, meanwhile, continue to monitor the storm and urge people to have a plan in case it comes this way.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has issued a statement saying the agency is prepared for impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

The DOT has 860 employees and 1033 pieces of equipment ready to deploy as needed.

Potential impacts from the storm include heavy rain and flooding in south and central Georgia, as well as a potential influx of evacuees from Florida.

GDOT warns motorists to be wary of the possibility of fallings trees due to high wind.

The agency also encourages drivers to use alternate routes instead of interstate highways since state roads are often clear of the congestion found on highways used during evacuations.

For real-time road conditions, call 511 or visit 511ga.org.

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