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Bulloch ready for any impacts
Hurricane Dorian threatens area with heavy rains, possible high winds

Weather experts still aren’t sure exactly what path Hurricane Dorian will take, but the storm has slowed, and will remain a major hurricane as it tracks toward the Southeast coast.

It is possible that Bulloch and surrounding counties will get just a little wind and a lot of rain, but it is also possible that the storm could change course and make a more significant impact, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

He met with about 50 county “stakeholders” Friday - local health care, public safety, firefighters and law enforcement personnel – to discuss county plans in case the storm makes a powerful strike.

As of late Friday, Dorian had slowed to a forward speed of 9 mph with sustained winds of 115 mph.  The Bahamas were placed under a hurricane watch.

“Forecasters predict that Dorian will possibly reach category 4,” Wynn said.

By Monday, it is predicted to make landfall on south to central Florida, according to Friday forecasts.

The sluggish storm will likely bring rain to the Bulloch County area by Wednesday, if it holds to its current path, he said.“All this could change so remain vigilant and keep an eye on Dorian throughout the holiday weekend.”

Wynn reminds residents that, just in case, it is a good idea to stock up on at least three days’ worth of nonperishable foods, water, and medications.

He also warns residents that even if the storm has a lesser impact on the area, the expected heavy rains (four to six inches), could mean flooding and travel issues.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.

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