Georgia governor issues mandatory evacuations for areas east of I-95

Gulf Co. Prepares for Hurricane Irma; Declares Emergency

He stopped short of actually ordering a mandatory evacuation, but said those plans are based on the current information coming in on the projected path of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on SC.

The governor of the southern USA state of Georgia on Thursday ordered the mandatory evacuation of the city of Savannah and other coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Here's a closer look at how Georgia and the Carolinas are preparing for Irma.

Trump's order allows for the federal government "to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 6, 2017" and continuing thereafter. "This state of emergency also ensures aid for the six counties potentially impacted by this catastrophic storm". One orders nursing homes and hospitals in seven counties on or near the coast to evacuate.

Police arrest Yasin Malik, place heads of Hurriyat factions under house arrest
Early in the morning, a NIA team conducted searches at the residence of Hurriyat leader Agha Syed Hassan in Budgam. Both the youth, one of them a freelance photojournalist, have been sent to police custody for ten days.

Colin Trevorrow Is Latest Ex-'Star Wars' Director
Deadline reported that Rian Johnson is the favorite to become the director of the next Star Wars movie. He wasn't fired, but Lucasfilm brought on Tony Gilroy to direct the reshoots on " Rogue One ".

US House approves $8 bln in initial Hurricane Harvey relief
The version passed by the House on Wednesday, though, did not contain the debt provision. "I think it's a bad idea", Meadows said. These numbers, which combined amount to about $15 billion, are just for immediate spending needs after Harvey.

The Savannah College of Art and Design would postpone the start of its school year, according to AJC.com. The order went into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday. The powerful storm, now at Category 5, is expected to reach SC late Monday.

"We can't save you once the storm starts", said Scott.

North Carolina will feel significant impact from Hurricane Irma by Monday, a National Weather Service spokesman said Thursday at a news conference led by Gov. Roy Cooper.

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