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Cobb EMA/DOT watches & plans for approaching hurricane

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September 26, 2022

UPDATE | Tuesday, Sept. 27 - The predicted path of Hurricane Ian is now expected to remain well east of Cobb County and metro Atlanta.  Still, the possibility of heavy rain and gusty winds exists Friday and Saturday.   Cobb DOT crews were out all day Tuesday working to clear storm drains and culverts in anticipation of heavy rain.  Crews have also been scheduled to be ready to respond to tree-down and flooded roadway calls this weekend.


Hurricane Ian is churning near Cuba and is expected to move through the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days.  It is expected to become a major hurricane before landfall late in the week.

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Forecasters emphasize the impacts on Cobb County could vary widely depending upon the eventual track.  Cobb County Emergency Management has been participating in planning meetings with Georgia Emergency Management, and our Department of Transportation is preparing equipment and adjusting crew shifts to handle potentially stormy days ahead.  Crews have started clearing flooding troublespots expecting possible heavy rainfall.

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Residents can check out our hazards map (click on hurricane and cyclone) here.

Ready Georgia will help you and your family prepare for a storm.

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