Macon mayor doesn't expect "catastrophic" event with Irma, urges residents to remain calm

Bibb County is now one of 94 Georgia counties under a state of emergency. Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert urged residents not to panic as he does not anticipate a catastrophic event here.

Macon Bibb County leaders held a news conference Friday to address the area's state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma.


RELATED: Deal expands state of emergency to 94 counties including much of Central Ga.

Overnight models have shifted Irma further west, so that means Irma could bring a bigger impact across Central Georgia if this forecast holds true from the National Hurricane Center.

The latest track from the National Hurricane Center has Irma moving into South Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. It then weakens the storm as it moves over Florida and pushes into South and Central Georgia by Monday afternoon and evening.


RELATED: Central Ga. school closures 

LIST: Central Ga. hurricane shelter locations

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