The Effingham Emergency Management Agency reports that Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina and is forecasted to linger over the state through Friday night, then slide south and west across South Carolina.
All forecast changes have been beneficial to our area, but due to the numerous changes over the past week, EEMA will continue watching this storm through Monday. Effingham County could possibly receive variable winds up to 39 mph and 2-4 inches of rain over the course of the weekend.
County and city leaders will continue discussions for further plans and outlines for any actions to be taken, as this storm moves across the southeast.
* Effingham County Schools have no plans to cancel classes or sport events at this time.
* Effingham Recreation has no events scheduled Friday and Saturday events will continue as planned at this time.
* Government offices for Effingham County and the cities of Guyton, Rincon, and Springfield plan to remain open and follow normal business hours.
* Atlantic Waste will continue collecting both Thursday and Friday trash pickups Friday and will attempt to pick up Thursday and Friday recycling to catch any missed routes.
* Waste Management will collect inside the city of Springfield Friday.
* All branches of the Live Oak Public Libraries will be closed Friday, tentatively reopening Saturday if weather permits.