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Storms spare this area
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Ike's projected path on Monday morning - photo by NOAA map
Area residents caught a break this weekend as Hurricane Hanna dropped only a few inches of rain before moving north and as Hurricane Ike is forecasted to stay well south as it moves into the Gulf Coast.
There were no reports of damage from Hanna in this area.
“There are no present warnings for Liberty County,” Sheri Norman from the Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency said Saturday. “Tropical Storm Hanna made landfall along the South and North Carolina coastal border.”
The second bunch of good news for coastal residents comes as the threatening Category 3 storm Ike is expected to follow the Florida Straits into the Gulf.
“Hurricane Ike is expected to reach the Bahamas by Sunday before entering the Gulf of Mexico next week,” Norman said.
“It’s really good,” LHEMA Director Mike Hodges said as he first noticed the threat level plummeting.
But again, Hodges and other emergency agencies urge people not to become complacent as this year’s hurricane season still has two months.
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