Augusta, Ga (WJBF)-“Communities across the state are about to experience temperatures they haven’t experienced in over a decade, and I just want to encourage all Georgians to be prepared. It’s true and we’re still working on it as we speak.” Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said:
Many people across Georgia are preparing for the frigid weather this weekend.
“The worst weather from this front is actually going to be like rainfall concerns are being loaded into northern Georgia, so CSRA will be very cold, so people will need to keep their pets, plants, and your three P’s safe.” Note: Augusta Richmond EMA Deputy Director Andrew Jensen said:
Andrew Jensen says if you have a sprinkler system outside your home, it’s best to turn it off this weekend.
Taking care of plants is also important. Best to keep it covered or bring it inside the house.
“When in doubt about lids, it’s better to be overprepared than underprepared. So, I recommend getting inside,” said Hannah Barnes of Greenbrier Botanical Gardens.
NewsChannel 6 VIPIR 6 The weather warning team reports that temperatures are expected to hit 10 degrees. Authorities are also ensuring that those who need shelter are also protected.
“GEMA is in constant communication with local emergency management agencies. Local warming stations will be activated,” Kemp said.
“Cold in that temperature range isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, but if it’s caused by precipitation, that’s not the case,” Jensen said.