Florida’s biggest danger: Rising seas surging across coast as Irma passes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:41am
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The biggest danger to life and property from Hurricane Irma could come from storm surge that forces seawater inland, which could topple houses, isolate residents who don’t evacuate and make drowning an imminent threat, the National Hurricane Center is warning. Read more

The Associated Press Photos Patrick Whittle

Hurricane Irma reaches Cuba, aims for Florida Keys, Tampa

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:26am
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HAVANA — Hurricane Irma battered Cuba on Saturday with deafening winds and unremitting rain, pushing seawater inland and flooding homes before taking aim at Florida. Read more

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Magnitude of Irma drives massive evacuation from Florida

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:21am
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MIAMI — The window for Florida residents to safely evacuate narrowed Saturday as Hurricane Irma’s outer bands blew into the southern part of the state on a predicted path for landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area.

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Trump nominates Christine for U.S. Attorney

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:28am
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President Trump nominated Columbia County Magistrate Judge Bobby Christine as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia on Friday. Read more

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:29pm
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Why should a handful of political hacks and their appointed sleazes decide where a new Augusta arena should be built? Are they going to pay for it? No. The public – the taxpayers who have to pay all the bills – should be allowed to vote and determine the area of Richmond County we want it in. Read more

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Area, state officials prepare for Hurricane Irma

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:22pm
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As Hurricane Irma projected a path toward Georgia Friday, state and local officials continued to warn people not to take the storm lightly. Read more

Staff Writers Photos Tom Corwin Susan McCord Nefeteria Brewster Abbigail Lennon

Augusta Habitat breaks ground on 76th home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:20pm
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Larry and Dianne McGee are breaking ground, but the couple and their 14-year-old son are already halfway to obtaining a dream they have had for many years. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King