Sep 11, 2017

First-Ever Tropical Storm Warning Issued in Atlanta as Georgia Braces for Irma

Atlanta, GA
USA
by
The Weather Channel
An unidentified little girl waits with her family at the Savannah Civic Center to evacuate from he path of Hurricane Irma, Saturday, Sept., 9, 2017 in Savannah, Ga. Photo: Stephen B. Morton, AP
An unidentified little girl waits with her family at the Savannah Civic Center to evacuate from he path of Hurricane Irma, Saturday, Sept., 9, 2017 in Savannah, Ga. Photo: Stephen B. Morton, AP

The storm has prompted the first-ever tropical storm warning for Atlanta.

Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded an emergency declaration to include all 159 counties in Georgia

Some gas stations in metro Atlanta and elsewhere in the state are out of fuel.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the coastal areas.

Shelters have been opened throughout the state.

More than 220,000 are without power in the Peach State as Tropical Storm Irma pushes northward.