The National Hurricane Center is still predicting Hurricane Dorian could make landfall as a Category 4 storm somewhere along the east coast of Florida. Landfall is predicted at some point Tuesday morning since the storm has continued to slow down. They are predicting that it will turn northward once it hits land, and that it will slow down after landfall. This means the exact path and timing of Dorian is still very much unknown.
It is still unknown how Hurricane Dorian will impact Macon+Bibb County due to the large uncertainty of its path. Please see the maps for the latest projections from the National Hurricane Center.
We are continuing our meetings with departments, offices, and partner agencies to discuss the possible scenarios and what would need to be done for each. Throughout the weekend, we will remain in contact with each other and state officials to monitor Dorian’s progress and any changes.
We are also encouraging people to use this time to make sure severe weather plans are updated. Sample plans and information on how to build an emergency kit can be found on the EMA website.
Macon-Bibb County’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group is looking for volunteers to help with radio and communication efforts. If a person is a licensed HAM Radio Operator and would like to help with the potential Hurricane Dorian response effort (or even future efforts), they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and number.