CEMA enters enhanced monitoring phase for Florence

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Chatham County, Ga – (CEMA) – The Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Florence and any impacts it may bring to our area. CEMA advanced to OPCON 4 at 2 PM Friday, which means enhanced monitoring.

Florence is currently a Tropical Storm and is expected to strengthen to a hurricane over the weekend. Residents and businesses should monitor your normal sources for current weather information.

As a common practice, individuals, families, and businesses are encouraged to review their storm preparation activities:
-Monitor local authorities for advice and protective actions. 
-Prepare or inspect your emergency supply kit, and do not forget your pet’s kit too. 
-Create or update your family evacuation plan, detailing how and where you will evacuate and where you could meet if separated.
-Document important belongings and consider taking pictures or video of your home.
-Inspect your property for loose, lightweight items that could become airborne.
-If you have functional access or medical needs call the Chatham County Public Health Department to sign up for the registry, 1-833-CHD-REGISTER

Throughout the weekend, CEMA’s OPCON 4 activities will include:
-Monitoring the storm with each advisory 
-Sending regular updates via social media and posting pertinent information on CEMA’s website.

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