Coffee County EMA preparing for disturbances in North Atlantic

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COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 5 in the Northwest, Florida.

As it went inland to Dothan, Marianna, and Donalsonville, it was still a Category 3 hurricane. The storm resulted in massive damage.

Today, Coffee County Emergency Management officials are keeping a watchful eye on three disturbances in the north Atlantic.

“As these things are coming in we start doing our preparation work to make sure we have safe places for people to go and shut down everything and tie down and be ready to respond in the event of the storm coming in our area,” EMA Director James Brown said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown says he’s trying to get area churches to serve as storm shelters so they can provide social distancing.

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