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Wednesday, October 10th Hurricane Michael Update

Wednesday, October 10th
1:00pm

 

An Important Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun:

 

This is an update from this morning's EMA briefing regarding Hurricane Michael. The storm is currently a Category 4 but will possibly upgrade to a Category 5. The current projected path shows it coming through the Albany, Tifton, and Douglas area towards Ware County.  The peak impact times for Ware County will be from 3:00 PM Wednesday through 6:00 AM Thursday. The hardest points of impact may be the Manor, Millwood, and Bickley areas in the western part of the county. Expect 60-70 mph winds and 6-8 inches of rain with this storm. There is a very high risk of tornadoes, downed power lines, fallen trees, and debris. Power outages are anticipated. The storm is expected to move in and out quickly. This will be a nighttime event. Stay off the roads. Do not travel. Curfews are in effect for Coffee and Bacon Counties. Safe shelters are available beginning at 3:00 PM Wednesday at Indian Mound Baptist Church in Millwood, Manor Community Center in Manor, and City Auditorium in Waycross. Ware County Schools have not been designated as shelters at this point. City Government closed at 1:00 Wednesday and will reopen Friday at 8:00 AM. County Government closed Wednesday at noon and will reopen Friday at 8:00 AM. The Health Dept closed Wednesday at noon and will reopen Friday at 8:00 AM. Please continue to monitor your surroundings and stay safe. 

 

Thank you, 
Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Tuesday, October 9th Hurricane Michael Update

Tuesday, Oct. 9th
12:35pm

An Update from Supt. Jim L. LeBrun

 

The EMA held a briefing this morning. Hurricane Michael is expected to have the greatest impact in Ware County between 3:00-9:00pm Wednesday, October 10th.  The greatest concerns remain power outages, downed power lines, debris, fallen trees, high risk of tornadoes, 4-6 inches of rain, and 40-50 mph winds. At this time, no shelters have been established at our schools. A safe shelter will be activated in Ware County, location to be announced. Please stay tuned for a future briefing tomorrow morning. 

 

Thank you,
Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Monday, October 8th Hurricane Michael Update

This is an update on Hurricane Michael. Based on information provided during the Monday, October 8th briefing with local EMA Director Jonathan Daniell, the Ware County area could expect 50-60mph winds associated with Hurricane Michael. The heaviest impact to our area is expected late Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Locally, we expect 4 to 8 inches of rain, with power outages likely. There is an increased chance of tornadoes associated with this storm as well. All school system field trips for Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th have been canceled. We expect the storm to be cleared out by Friday, October 12th unless the track changes. Further EMA briefings will be conducted throughout the week, and official school system news will be shared on the Ware County Schools website and Facebook page  

 

Thank you,

Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Ware County School District Achieves 2018 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

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Ware County School System Announces Additional Safety Measures for 2018-2019 School Year

Important Announcement

The Ware County Board of Education voted to enact a new safety feature requiring all backpacks to be constructed of clear plastic or mesh material beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Parents are encouraged to click READ MORE for the full press release and access the Ware County Schools Backpack Policy Frequently Asked Questions or email system officials at feedback@ware.k12.ga.us for more information.

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