Athens Braces For “Catastrophic” Storm

11 February 2014

Forecasters are calling the storm pummeling Georgia one of “historical proportions" and" catastrophic."

University of Georgia Student Meteorologist Matt Daniel says if you still need last minute items…this is your last chance before possible disaster strikes.

Student Meteorologist Matt Daniel:

“This afternoon/evening is going to be mainly dry, so if conditions are fine, temperatures above freezing, you should be okay, so if you need to do last minute stuff…you can do that. But if I were you, I’d probably just take it easy and just stay inside. But by later tonight, especially all day Wednesday, you’re going to want to stay inside because it’s going to be pretty nasty all across north Georgia.”

The University of Georgia Athens campus will be closed for faculty, staff and students on Wednesday. Personnel previously designated to report in weather emergencies should report as assigned.
All campuses of the University of North Georgia will also be closed tomorrow.
School closings for tomorrow include Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Barrow, Banks, Walton, Hart, Elbert, and Franklin Counties.
In addition, Athens Academy and St Joseph Catholic School and Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School are also closed.
Morgan county schools are closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Athens Regional Library System branches will close today at 6 p.m. due to inclement weather, and will be closed tomorrow.

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