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Idalia’s aftermath

Georgia EMA reports power outages; South Carolina records record flooding
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Satellite image of Tropical storm Idalia from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As of Friday, Sept. 1, Georgia Emergency Management/Homeland Security posted to X that there are more than thirty thousand Georgians still without power. (via X)

By Friday, Sept. 1, Idalia is gradually weakening as it enters the Atlantic Ocean but it spread destruction through Florida and Georgia over the past week. So far only one death has been confirmed – that of a man in Georgia that was hit by a falling tree.

According to “Tropical Storm Idalia hits North Carolina after leaving trail of devastation in Southeast,” Hurricane Idalia has passed over the Carolinas as those states remain under an emergency declaration. As the hurricane went on its path across Florida, south Georgia and up into the Carolinas, it reached winds of up to 60 miles per hour, with forces reaching out about 205 miles. Earlier in the week it made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on Florida’s coast it had winds of 125 miles per hour. While it was in Georgia it contained winds of up to 90 miles per hour.

The storm’s destruction has caused hundreds of thousands of southeast residents to be without power, and as of Sept. 1, more than thirty thousand Georgia residents are still without power. Heavy rains have left many cities flooded and winds have left many houses taken apart. Florida’s Governor DeSantis and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency plan to tour the area. President Joe Biden declared Florida a disaster at the request of DeSantis, sending financial assistance to Floridians.

Friday, Kemp posted to X this statement announcing he would be asking for Federal aid. (via X)

 

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, whose mission is “to protect life & property against disasters by directing the state’s efforts in prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response & recovery,” has posted shelter locations and resources for those residents affected by the storm.

Peachtree City was largely unaffected by the storm and McIntosh athletics continued with scheduled games and practices.

 

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McIntosh High School senior Savannah Hayes is serving her second year as the McIntosh Trail’s news editor. Hayes has been on the Trail staff since 2021 and has enjoyed every moment of working with the staff. Just this past school year, Hayes won three awards for her writing given to her by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA). Hayes won superior writing for In-Depth News, Features and Social Media Storytelling. She can not wait for another marvelous year on the Trail staff. Hayes has received countless accolades throughout both high school and middle school. Hayes has been a part of National Honor Society (NHS) since 2023, Science National Honor Society (SNHS) since 2023, Beta Club since 2021, National English Honor Society (NEHS) since 2021 and National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) since 2022. In middle school, Hayes was in Jr. Beta Club and received the Silver Service Hour Award in eighth grade and the Bronze Service Hour Award in seventh grade. Every semester since her freshman year, Hayes has been on the Gold Honor Roll. Outside of the Trail, Hayes works as a volunteer intern at Zoo Atlanta. She took AP Biology and is currently taking Anatomy and Physiology at McIntosh to help achieve her goal of majoring in Animal Science. Hayes is currently the High Brass Section Leader of the Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band, of which she has been a member since 2020. Hayes has played the trumpet in various concert bands since 2017. As a Dual Enrollment, Student Hayes is currently attending Clayton State and has been a part of the program since 2022.
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