Irmas Rampage Through Georgia

@RubyHawk (29161)
Atlanta, Georgia
September 15, 2017 5:35pm CST
Governor Deal has toured the state of Georgia from the mountains to The Georgia and Florida state line seeing some of the hardest hit areas thanks to hurricane Irma. He has seen felled trees and blocked roads in the mountains, wrecked docks and flooded areas on the coast and power outages all over the state. He said the state will provide tax relief to Irmas victims. There's no estimate to the cost of clean up but appeals have been made to the federal governmental for financial help. Irma killed at least two people in Georgia and knocked out power to one and a half million people. Downed trees closed roads. Clean up crews are working to bring everything back to normal. Sadly some homes are too damaged to save.
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@ilocosboy (37074)
• Philippines
15 Sep 17
Its the best thing to do for public officials to visit the place so they personally see the damage and know what to do to help the community
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 17
I think so. He saw the damage himself and what's needed to help.
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@ilocosboy (37074)
• Philippines
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk lets hope help be deliver soon
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Sep 17
@ilocosboy I hope so.
• United States
15 Sep 17
It was a ferocious storm..
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
We were lucky. It wasn't bad in our area but it' really hurt a lot of people.
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• United States
16 Sep 17
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Sep 17
It's so sad what Irma did to so many people and homes. =( There are people here still without power. One lady's house has been condemned, she was renting so she has to find a new home because of the damage.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
Florida sustained more damage than Georgia. I feel so sorry for everyone with damaged and destroyed homes. I'm glad you and your family were safe.
@TRBRocks420 (82442)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Sep 17
Sad to hear this and, prayers going out.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 17
thanks. We had it easy here but others weren't so fortunate.
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@bagarad (12716)
• Paso Robles, California
16 Sep 17
I'm glad you didn't suffer to much yourself, but I continue to pray for those who lost homes and loved ones, and who were injured. I can't even imagine what it would be like to suddenly have everything gone. Unfortunately even when one has the money to make the repairs, they still take time. And the stress must be terrible.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
It would be so stressful. I just can't imagine having no home, just nothing left.
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@bagarad (12716)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk I'm especially concerned about the elderly who are not strong and have no one to help them -- especially if they have no children to help them through this.
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@bagarad (12716)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Sep 17
@RubyHawk I saw that.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
16 Sep 17
Mississippi was very blessed and Irma had lost all its strength by the time it got to us.
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@kobesbuddy (54910)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Sep 17
This was a blessing, for your family, Marie!
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I'm so glad for all of you. Somehow it breezed over our little area without much damage. We were lucky.
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@kobesbuddy (54910)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Sep 17
@RubyHawk That's wonderful, you were very blessed.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 17
Irma has caused so much destruction in many places.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
It really did, ripping through the islands and through Florida and Georgia. think it had almost lost strength when it left Georgia.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk Oh yes, it was category 4 when Irma hit the Florida Keys and only category 2 when hit Georgia.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Sep 17
@LadyDuck I believe the most damage in Georgia was along the coast and South Georgia. But the cleanup isn't finished here yet. So many downed trees and power outages.
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@YrNemo (14703)
16 Sep 17
This time next year, I wonder what else will happen...
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I have no idea and I don't want to know.
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@YrNemo (14703)
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk ignorant is bliss in this case. Knowing too much about the future could make one so unhappy.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Sep 17
@YrNemo It surely can. Let's wait and deal with it when it comes.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
16 Sep 17
I hope we do not see another Irma for a very long time.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I hope so, your country must have been hit. How bad was it?
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@Kandae11 (40370)
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk No - Irma missed us.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Sep 17
@Kandae11 Thank goodness for that. Glad everything is okay down there.
@Lucky15 (33699)
• Philippines
16 Sep 17
I have seen the damages done By Irma and it was just
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
Were you in Florida when Irma came through?
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@Lucky15 (33699)
• Philippines
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk Ahm no Ma'am, I watched those reports on cnn
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Sep 17
@Lucky15 So did I watch it on TV. All of it horrible.
@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
15 Sep 17
It was appalling devastation. I hope the government will be able to provide the necessary relief.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I seriously doubt that the government will provide everything needed but they will do a lot.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
17 Sep 17
@RubyHawk I hope they'll do as much as they can.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Sep 17
@Gillygirl I really hope they do.
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@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
16 Sep 17
The devastation was so widespread for those states in the path of Irma. Will take a lot of time to get things back to normal.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I'm afraid so, so many homes destroyed and damaged. I don't know if it will ever be normal.
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@hostessman (9940)
• Tucson, Arizona
16 Sep 17
it is crazy how much damaged has been done in that area of the country
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
It is, I don't believe any storm has ever been this powerfull in the US.
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16 Sep 17
no need to help
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I don't understand.
• United States
16 Sep 17
Watching the devastation of Irma was heartbreaking. I hope everyone is able to get aid to help rebuild
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
I hope so but I'm afraid aid won't be avail to everyone. I hope I'm wrong.
@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
16 Sep 17
I am glad that storm is gone! I am also glad you are safe.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
Thank you so much. It was scary with the wind and rain but it did very little damage in our area.
@JudyEv (134543)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep 17
It was such a terrible storm. It can take ages to get things back to somewhere near normal.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
It will, It won't be easy for everyone who lost their homes.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Sep 17
It is such a mess @RubyHawk Some of us will be part of the cleaning crew and have photos to share!
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 17
Be sure to share. I know it won't be pretty.
@Deepizzaguy (14949)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Sep 17
That is terrible that the state of Georgia have had to endure the effects of Hurricane Irma.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 17
It was much worse in Florida and along the Georgia coast.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep 17
That sounds so terrible. I'm sorry.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 17
So am I. I didn't realize at first that so much damage was done in Georgia.
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