2 HR Delay For Habersham Schools Friday

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Friday, Feb. 7.

The delay is for both students and staff.

The delay is said to allow road officials to be able to access the road conditions in the morning.  Superintendent Matthew Cooper says, “Our concerns are that trees will fall as winds pick up tonight and that larger rivers and streams will crest overnight. We could also have power outages at schools. We do not want students, staff or buses driving in the dark.”


HEMC EXPERIENCING OUTAGES

HEMC spokesperson, Nicole Dover says "As of 3 p.m., we have had 278 total meters affected during the storms today. Currently, all but 1 of those has been restored."

The breakdown by county:

                                                Habersham = 89 meters

                                                Hall = 12 meters

                                                Lumpkin = 2 meters

                                                Rabun = 24 meters

                                                White = 189 meters

Dover continues, saying "We are continuing to monitor conditions this afternoon and will continue to do so throughout the evening."

View current outages or report an outage here.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is not worth the risk. Please TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.

When it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,  1-800-267-8101, or by posting on their Facebook page, or via Twitter using hashtag NWSGSP. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream names and other landmarks.