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Two waves of storms to hit county
Crews from Hinesville's public works contractor, OMI, were our Thursday morning clearing as many drainage areas as possible. - photo by Photo by Lauren Hunsberger
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According to Liberty County-Hinesville Emergency Management Officials, people in Liberty County should expect severe weather today.
Two storm fronts are expected to make their way to the county in tiers, according to LHEMA Director Mike Hodges.
He said the county is currently getting heavy rains from a storm coming out of the Gulf. Later today, he said another storm, coming from the west, will blow its way through Coastal Georgia, bringing more heavy rain, wind and thunderstorms.
"All of the [emergency] services are bracing for the storm," he said. "They have all started readying their operations and we're making sure that all of our generators are on ready."
For now, flooding is the main concern.
Hodges said Liberty County could see up two to three inches of rain in some places.
Later this afternoon and evening, Hodges said the focus will turn to the storm coming in from the west.
"We want people to stay aware of quickly changing weather patterns," he said. ‘When the storm approaches from the rear of [the current storm].... It will really be violent."


Hodges said the storm from the west is expected to hit us around 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. tomorrow.
The good news? The current storm is keeping things pretty cool, which is decreasing the intensity of the storm coming from the west. However, Hodges is still expecting a violent storm.
The rainy weather is expected to stick around until as late as Monday. We might get a break in the rain tomorrow, but then another storm system will make its way here.
A conference call among emergency agencies has been moved to 2 p.m. 


According to the National Weather Service and the Liberty County-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency, the storm headed our way from the west is expected to hit Liberty County and the surrounding areas by 10 p.m. It is expected to stick around until 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Currently, there is a slight possibility for severe weather occurring, which could include the threat of large hail, damaging winds and a smaller chance of tornadic activity.

Rain is expected to continue through the night, with three to five inches of rainfall.

Saturday will bring some relief from the storm. However, another storm system, similar to tonight's, could be headed to the county by late Sunday evening. It is expected to linger around well into Monday morning. There is also a coldfront expected to move in Monday morning, bringing temperatures down to a chilling 39 degrees.

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