Atlanta has first-ever tropical storm warning as states brace for Irma

Irma track looks to spare NC the worst, but rain, wind, mudslides still likely

Irma track looks to spare NC the worst, but rain, wind, mudslides still likely

The City of Atlanta announced today that it is working with local partners to open shelters in an effort to help ensure that residents and displaced individuals have a safe place to stay as Hurricane Irma approaches the State of Georgia.

"The storm is still so far away". Meanwhile, the southernmost part of Georgia can expect to start feeling tropical storm force winds by Sunday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint - Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island almost a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

Another man, in his 50s, was killed just outside Atlanta when a tree fell on his house, Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham said.

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The Georgia Forestry Commission transported six pallets of water and MREs to south Georgia to support state Hurricane Irma preparations.

"What we saw during Matthew could exponentially increase", Jones said.

Atlanta hotels and shelters filled with evacuees by Sunday morning.

Protect your property prior to the storm: trim trees and shrubbery, make trees more wind resistant by removing diseased and damaged limbs, clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

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"We hope we don't need them in North Carolina, but they may be needed in other states", Cooper said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Irma destroyed 25% of homes in the Florida Keys. Other forecasts show Irma dumping between 3 and 6 inches of rain in north Georgia on Monday and Tuesday.

About 800 flights had been cancelled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remained operational Monday, even as many planes turned corners of the tarmac into a parking lot.

The most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever, Irma weakened only slightly Thursday morning and remained a powerful Category 5 storm with winds of 180 miles per hour (285 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. No serious injuries had been reported early Tuesday. Georgia Power restored power to more than 338,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew quickly and safely by fully deploying company resources and leveraging the mutual assistance network in the week following the storm.

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Neighboring South Carolina was also preparing for potential in landlocked counties while Gov. Henry McMaster rescinded parts of an order requiring coastal health facilities to move patients inland. Associated Press reporters Kim Chandler in Montgomery, Alabama, John Raby in Charleston, West Virginia, Seanna Adcox in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kate Brumback and Bill Barrow in Atlanta contributed to this story.

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