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Hurricane season is from June 1 until November 30 each year. Although the South Central Health District is located in the middle of Georgia and is more than 120 miles from the coast, hurricane preparedness is still important. Central Georgia can be impacted by hurricanes that strike either the Atlantic Coast or the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes can bring high winds, heavy rains, floods, power outages, and tornadoes to Central Georgia.
Additionally, if a hurricane is headed towards the Georgia Coast or the Florida Gulf Coast, many coastal residents will evacuate to Central Georgia.
Central Georgia must be prepared to shelter many people during hurricane evacuations. Public Health employees from the South Central Health District support the Department of Family & Children’s Services (DFCS), American Red Cross, and local Emergency Management Agencies in caring for evacuees.