Officials urging everyone to prep for hurricane season

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Kent Guion's daughter was in North Carolina Wednesday, right where Arthur was predicted to head.

"She is at a marine biology camp," Guion said, "And the moment we saw some weather, we wanted to make sure there were plans."

Columbia County Emergency Management Director Pam Tucker said Georgia isn't in Arthur's path, but having a plan anyways will not hurt.

"I don't see a great deal of risk for this one, but it is hurricane season," Tucker said. "High winds, flooding and tornadoes can be spawned."

Tucker said her advice is to plan in advance and have a kit ready to go with things like water, non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries and even radios.

Tucker also recommends having a first aid kit.

Guion said his family is prepared for anything.

"We start to monitor the weather more closely during this time of year and start to think of evacuation routes," Guion said.

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