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Effects of Hurricane Irma still to be felt in Bryan County

While the projected track of Hurricane Irma has continued to move to the west Bryan County will still feel the effects of the powerful storm.

 

“We are still looking at some wind off this storm from the outer bands and some minor to moderate flooding that we are going to keep an eye on. That’s mostly just the same areas that usually flood when we substantial rainfall,” Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said Sunday Morning.

Howell said it was too early to predict exactly what level of winds would blow across Bryan County but that they would be less than what is battering south Florida.

“We don’t really know right off but to me it is going to be less than Tropical Storm winds if it keeps tracking the way it is tracking,” he said.

Locally damage and power outages are not expected to be severe Howell said.

“The only thing with this is that we are going to have 8-12 inches of rain and the rain saturates this ground and these old trees the wind pushes them over. We will probably have some but we don’t anticipate a lot,” he said.

Howell said the peak of the storm in Bryan County should come during the daylight hours Monday.

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