ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the Elim Church Road fire in Long County and the Mosley Road fire in Coffee County.
Long County held a community-awareness public meeting Wednesday at the high school to inform people about what happened during last week's fire. The forum also provided safety tips for how to help prevent wildfires.
The Long County division of the Georgia Forestry Commission on Thursday reassumed responsibility for monitoring the remnants of the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres last week in Long County.
Hinesville Police Staff Sgt. Gerald Morris taught his wife and daughter years ago "simple, everyday" preventative measures they could implement to protect themselves.
The massive wildfire that broke out last week in a wooded area near Elim Church Road left part of Long County in ruins; however, it appears to have strengthened the bond between area residents and neighboring communities.
The fire that broke out in Long County on Thursday afternoon ravaged 4,035 acres and burned 10 structures, three of which were occupied homes, said Darrell Ballance, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director. The cause of the blaze still is unknown, but the Georgia Forestry Commission will conduct a full investigation.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prosecutors who spent more than two decades trying to execute Troy Davis have won what may be their final legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, yet state prison officials still can't schedule his execution.
Coastal Health District officials are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by recent wildfires throughout the district's eight-county area.
Highway 84 through Long County was closed again Saturday, evidence that a massive wildfire that broke out Thursday had not been extinguished.
The Long County Sheriff's Office captured burglary suspect Brandon Izzard, 23, on Wednesday. He had been on the loose since being released from Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah four weeks ago.
A massive wildfire that engulfed parts of Long County on Thursday and closed Highway 84 is 95 percent contained within firebreaks, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Ballance and Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Truman. The officials estimate that more than 1,000 acres have burned, but could not say exactly how much land had been destroyed. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots and two helicopters are doing water drops, Truman said, although he did not know how long the water drops would continue.
Long County schools are closed Friday because of the massive wildfire that began Thursday afternoon near Elim Church Road and has now burned more than 1,000 acres. The blaze quickly spread to the wooded areas surrounding Highway 84 and officials closed the road in both directions. Long County High Schools is being used to house evacuees.
The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.
Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency ...
Forecasters are saying it is too early to say what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on Coastal Georgia. But, they say, it could be severe.