No evacuation orders were issued after a meeting of Liberty County's chief elected officials Wednesday morning.
The meeting was called in accordance with emergency proceedings as Tropical Storm Hanna threatened to hit our area.
Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said the "no evacuation" decision is expected to stand unless Hannah makes an unexpected turn.
Closure of the local schools is still under consideration because of the vulnerability of school buses in high winds.
Classes to go on
As of Wednesday evening, Judy Scherer, Liberty County superintendent, said they were not planning to close schools Friday.
"We're continuing to track it, but unless we get more than what their predicting, schools will remain open," Scherer said.
Local officials have met several times today, discussing preparations and getting updates from state and federal emergency planners. With that information, local officials say that if Hanna stays on its current track, as expected, the worst of the storm will pass Liberty County by.
"For our area, it's probably just going to be a rainy afternoon," Mike Hodges, director of the Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency said.