Residents in coastal Georgia happily bid good riddance Hurricane Irma, but FEMA officials say it’s not too early think about this year’s storm season.
Irma, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding to places like Tybee Island, which experienced a peak tidal level of 12.235 feet.
While the state may not see a direct hit, coastal areas can experience serious damage due to storm surge, heavy rainfall, high winds and tornadoes.
FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech encourages residents to prepare by doing simple things like developing a family plan and being financially prepared.
FEMA also has an app that will help you prepare for a hurricane or any disaster.
Typically, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak period from early August through the end of October.