Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma 9/8/2017 Update from Franklin County Emergency Management

Franklin County Emergency Management is activated to a level 3 monitoring but will be activated to a Level 2 partial at 8:00 on 9/9/2017.

Hurricane Weather Update:
  • Irma has weakened slightly but remains a strong CAT 4 hurricane. Forecast shifted slightly westward.
  • Further Shifts westward in the track could have large changes in the current forecast 
  • According to the current track, Tropical Storm Force winds (39-73 mph) can be expected late Sunday night- early Monday Morning 9/11/2017.
  • Rain Amounts of 2-4 inches across Southwest GA, Southwest AL, and western FL panhandle. Amounts of 4-6 inches include south-central GA and the eastern FL Big Bend