Bibb County: Severe Weather Remnants From Hurricane Zeta
By WVVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson
In Bibb County the residents are expecting some strong sustained winds of 40 mph and possible gusts reaching 70 mph.
They should also be expecting some rain, possible tree fall and power outages.
A decision to close schools will be made early in the morning, but for now schools are delayed until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The Director of Bibb County Emergency Management Agency Kirk Smith said they’ve been working on their pre-event checklist since Monday.
“We do that every time we have severe weather moving in,” said Smith. “We make sure all of our equipment is ready and functioning, including our vehicles and our big equipment to move trees.”
Smith also said they have department heads to make sure if they need more staff or personnel to come in, they are ready and on call across the county with equipment.
In the streets of Centreville in Bibb County, people are preparing for the remnants of Hurricane Zeta. Residents Claudette Griffin and Charystal Anderson said they are taking efforts to prepare.
“We even have a shelter storm in the neighborhood for everyone,” said Griffin.
“Keep an eye out on my phone,” said Anderson. “I’ve got the apps that come to my phone about severe weather coming in, watching the news we have a TV in here to watch so just keeping an eye on everything.”
For weather notifications you can refer to the Bibb County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page and the Alert System app.