While Savannah, Georgia is no stranger to powerful storms, Savannah State University has taken precautions in keeping students safe. With the forecast including the possibility of damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, and flooding, it is important for students to take precaution in order to stay safe.
Earlier today, Savannah State sent out warnings for today’s weather via e-mail and apps by way of LiveSafe and Everbridge. The messages include: what students wear while outside, what areas to avoid that are subject to sudden flooding, and precautions to stay away from down power lines and electrical wires. Students are also encouraged to access the university website and different weather outlets, such as The Weather Channel.
Individuals can expect the rain to last until after midnight, according to The Weather Channel.
With current winds traveling southwest at 18 miles per hour with some gusts to 24 mph, it can make it feel as if the rain is pouring down even harder. This can also create danger for those who are on the roads traveling throughout the city. Driving conditions can become worse at night. Make sure you are driving carefully to avoid any accidents.
When asked how he felt about today’s weather and the possible outcome, Ashtin Baker said, “I am confident that the school is making the correct decision in giving the students precautions and doing their best to make sure we are safe. Hopefully it is not so damaging, but it is good to know Savannah State is looking out for us.”
While we hope that nothing too serious happens, everyone should follow the proper precautions and stay as safe as possible. Savannah has a history—especially in recent years—of threatening thunderstorms, so this one should be monitored as such.
Remember, it is better to stay safe than sorry!
Stay safe, Tigers!
Ashtin Baker: Student, Savannah State University, (229) 449-8891