Around midday Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal declared a “State of Emergency” for all 159 Georgia counties. More information regarding that declaration is available at gov.georgia.gov.
Weather forecasts on Wednesday afternoon were calling for Hurricane Florence to pose a significant threat to coastal regions of North Carolina, South Carolina and possibly the northern coast of Georgia. Differing weather forecast models suggested heavy rains and high winds were possible further inland.
City of Fayetteville Public Safety will be monitoring the situation. Local residents are urged to stay tuned to news and weather reports and to heed any warnings that may be given for this region of Georgia.
YOU CAN HELP FUTURE STORM VICTIMS NOW
In light of the information regarding the impending impacts from hurricane Florence, the Peachtree City Police Department will be collecting disaster relief donations to fill up a transfer truck to be delivered to the Carolinas following the storm. The department is trying to get ahead of the pending disaster by getting the supplies to the affected areas quickly.
We are asking the community for donations such as cases of water, unopened bags of diapers and baby wipes, bug spray, sealed snack products, and personal hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, tooth brushes and toothpaste. Please refrain from providing perishable food items, shoes, or clothing. The trailer will be parked in the front parking lot of the police station on Hwy 74 beginning at 4 p.m. today. The donated items can be dropped off at any time.
Peachtree City Police Department
350 Hwy. 74 South
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269
Contact the Peachtree City Police Department directly with any questions about the disaster relief donations drive: 770-632-4112.