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In Georgia, coronavirus throws hurricane plans into turmoil

ATLANTA (AP) — Emergency officials in some Georgia coastal counties are nervously bracing for this year’s hurricane season amid new dangers caused by the coronavirus. In McIntosh County south of Savannah, Emergency Management Agency Director Ty Poppell said he was worried about how to safely evacuate people who don't have their own transportation while maintaining social distance. In neighboring Liberty County, emergency management director Larry Logan said he was concerned about social distance at shelters. State officials say they are looking at hotels and motels as a sheltering option and “striving” to have smaller shelter populations because of the virus. Hurricane season officially starts Monday.

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