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Irma downs trees,
knocks out Power
MARION CO.
SCHLEY CO.

From the Sept. 13, 2017 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   While a significant amount of homes in Marion County were still without electricity Tuesday as this issue of the newspaper was being prepared, the general feeling was that the county had done a nice job of preparing for and responding to tropical storm Irma, which swirled its way across the county on Monday.
   Last Friday, EMA Director Sam Schiro met with the ... The rest of the story.

From the Sept. 13, 2017 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   Schley County declared a state of emergency and did a great deal of planning prior to the arrival of tropical storm Irma.
   Sheriff Shane Tondee said they staged an official EOC (Emergency Operation Center) for the first time ever and it "worked like a charm".
   The EOC ... The rest of the story.

CHATT. COUNTY

From the Sept. 13, 2017 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   Cusseta-Chattahoochee County handled tropical storm Irma as well as could be expected, according to County Manager Thomas Weaver.
   He said the major problem the county faced was trees knocked down by the storm.
   "We had ... The rest of the story.

From the Sept. 13, 2017 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Webster County was possibly the luckiest county in The Journal's coverage area in regard to tropical storm Irma, but it still caused plenty of worry and left plenty to clean up, according to County Commission Chairman Tony Kennedy.
   "We're in ... The rest of the story.

WEBSTER CO.
STEWART CO.

From the Sept. 13, 2017 issue of The Journal
   Below is a "Post Storm Update" received from Stewart County Manager Mac Moye Tuesday morning.
   Thanks to the Sheriff's Office, the fire departments, the police departments, the road department, the EMS, 911, and GEMA director Greg Stewart, we are able to give an initially good overall report about Stewart County.
   There were ... The rest of the story.