Augusta Mayor, EMA Director and County Administrator give update on plans for Hurricane Michael

Augusta - Richmond County Leaders give an update ahead of Michael hitting the area

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Augusta City Leaders held a press conference at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, pertaining to Hurricane Michael. Mayor Hardie Davis, EMS Director and Fire Chief Chris James and County Administrator Janice Jackson all spoke to the media about the county’s plans as the storm hits our area.

Blythe Area Recreation Center will be open at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for those in our community who need to seek shelter. If those people have pets, they can bring their pets with them, and they will be taken to Augusta Animal Services Mack Lane facility.

Anyone who needs a ride to the shelter can call 311. There will not be any county transit operating on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The storm is moving quickly, and Chief James urges you to stay off the roads. He says if anyone is out for any reason, make sure you do not go into any standing water, as it can be deeper than it looks.

The number one priority at this time is everyone’s safety.

FOX 54 will continue to update you as we get more updates.

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