TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL
Latest advisory: Michael is speeding through South Carolina toward the Atlantic Ocean.
The Weather Channel has exhaustive coverage of the deadly storm’s slamming Florida’s Gulf Coast, crashing through South Georgia.
Storm claims second life, an 11-year-old girl in Seminole, Ga., hit by falling carport. ABC
LOCAL RAIN, WIND:
Rainfall from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday
Rome: 1.33 inches. Winds: 10 mph.
Cartersville: 3.87 inches. Highest gust: 22 mph.
Calhoun: 1.79 inches. Highest gust: 22 mph.
Georgia Power map: 200 customers without power as of 1:30 p.m. in Northwest Georgia. Statewide: 135,000 customers.
North Georgia EMC map: 19 customers without power overall.
NORTHWEST GEORGIA on the scene
Members of the Bartow County Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team deployed to South Georgia on Tuesday as part of the regional Georgia Search & Rescue Task Force 6 to assist with search and rescue with Hurricane Michael. Capt. Jon Scott, Capt. Andrew Haygood, Firefighter Cary Wolfe and Sgt. Jody Jamison. Also deployed as part of an Incident Management Team is Battalion Chief Bruce King. (From Facebook).
From Gordon County Fire and Rescue: “Three personnel from Gordon County Fire and two personnel from Calhoun Fire, along with firefighters from other departments across NW Georgia ,left last evening as members of Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6 (GSAR TF-6) to pre-stage in Valdosta ahead of Hurricane Michael. They are awaiting deployment to South Georgia to aid our neighbors to the south in the aftermath of this storm.”
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.