Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro. Authorities say the explosions happened shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday in the town about an hour east of Atlanta. There were no reports of any injuries.
A study has found that Plant Vogtle's emergency evacuation plan for people within 10 miles of the nuclear site is adequate. But the study says traffic control points and better highway infrastructure would improve it.
University of Georgia officials have created a facility to house pets in hurricanes and other emergencies. Many people refuse to evacuate their homes during emergencies because they don't want to leave their pets, putting themselves at risk.
Chatham County residents won't be getting 'voluntary' hurricane evacuations anymore. Emergency management officials there are getting rid of the term 'voluntary' and replacing it with 'early' and 'recommended' evacuations. The meaning hasn't changed. But officials believe the new wording will give residents more urgency as a storm approaches.