Though Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 92 counties in Georgia, including Chatham County, local officials stress that this is procedural and doesn't mean there will be any evacuations of any kind.
Hurricane Michael is expected to deteriorate to a Tropical Storm as it comes through middle/south Georgia sometime Thursday. It will likely bring heavy winds, likely power outages, and some risk of low-lying tidal flooding in coastal areas.
Chatham Emergency Management Agency has entered what it calls Operating Condition 3, the mobilization phase preparing for expected impacts. They will brief the public at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on storm preparation and forecast.