Latest: Power outages still reported

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:08am
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By 11 a.m. Tuesday, power has been restored to the majority of people in the Augusta area.

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Closings for Augusta area for Tuesday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:40pm
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Here is the latest on closings/openings caused by Irma in the Augusta area for Tuesday.

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Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:59pm
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MIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

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Kirby: The baby was safe at home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:44pm
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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.

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Fennoy resumes effort to rename Calhoun Expressway

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:43pm
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A revived push to rename Augusta’s John C. Calhoun Expressway gains momentum Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:42pm
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Comments from readers:

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Racing preservation society to hold annual induction ceremony, reunion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:40pm
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A two-day celebration of Augusta’s auto racing history is planned for Sept. 15-16.

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Many take refuge from Irma in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:38pm
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One of thousands taking refuge in Augusta during Hurricane Irma, Barbara Kemp said she drove up Interstate 16 on Saturday from Savannah to Atlanta, where she was referred to Augusta as a shelter site.

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Westminster student appears on The Tonight Show

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:37pm
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Patrick Joiner woke up to the surprise of a lifetime last week. The fifth-grade Westminster student found out that he would be appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and a few minutes later, a car picked up Joiner and his dad, Brian, to head to New York City.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Record-breaking hurricanes stretch and strain FEMA

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:11pm
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WASHINGTON — The devastating paths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have stretched the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a point unlike any in recent memory as the country looks to recover from the damage caused by record-breaking winds and flooding across Florida, Southeast Texas and South Carolina, not to mention wildfires in the West.

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VIDEO: Augusta sees damage from Irma

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:11pm
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Augusta sees damage from Irma

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Columbia County opens shelter, places one on standby

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:48pm
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As Hurricane Irma continued to make a westerly turn Sunday, Columbia County emergency management officials said they were prepared, just in case, coordinating with Red Cross to provide emergency shelters.

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How bad is it? Here’s what they’re saying after first glimpse of Irma’s wrath

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:57pm
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Florida residents braced for days for Hurricane Irma, which encompassed nearly the entire peninsula as it marched north through the state.

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State insurance commissioner offers tips on Irma property damage claims

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:01pm
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Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from Hurricane Irma, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

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Irma forces spread of canceled Monday flights

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:48pm
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Big airports in Florida remain closed, and flight cancellations are spreading north along the track of Tropical Storm Irma.

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Hurricane Irma: Help on the way to Caribbean islands rocked by ‘unprecedented catastrophe’

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:43am
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HAVANA — With ports mended and weather cleared, Caribbean officials struggled Monday to get aid to islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and tried to take stock of the damage caused by the Category 5 storm.

Read more The Associated Press Photos Help on the way to Caribbean islands rocked by ‘unprecedented... Andrea Rodriguez Desmond Boylan