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.
Georgia officials are practicing this week for the possibility of a hurricane coming ashore along the Atlantic coast The simulation knows as Hurrex 2010 follows fictitious hurricane Sophie which would make landfall near St. Mary’s on the Florida border.