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County under tornado watch

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POSTED: December 2, 2009 1:43 p.m.

Bryan County Schools are closing early today due to the potential for bad weather, interim Superintendent John Oliver said.

"Because of the potential for bad weather, the Bryan County Schools will release students early today (Wednesday, December 2).  Richmond Hill Middle/High Schools will be released at 1:40 p.m.  The P-5 schools in Richmond Hill will be released at 2:40 p.m.  North Bryan schools will release at 1:40 p.m. Parents may begin picking up their children immediately without any penalty.  The Community Education After-School Program will be held for those students who attend that program." 

 

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson said Bryan County is under a tornado watch that began at 2 p.m.

 According to the National Weather Service, severe weather may be on its way. “A large area of moderate to heavy rain is moving to eastern Georgia and southeastern South Carolina,” said Christopher Vaccaro with the National Weather Service at 1:45 p.m. today. “Embedded in that rain could be the risk of tornadoes.”Vaccaro said this storm soaked Tallahassee and the Gulf Coast last night and to expect heavy rain, winds and a cance of thunderstorms in the Coastal Empire.Vaccaro and Anderson are advising residents to watch out for warnings. Here is a live link to the National Weather Service map of the area: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=clx&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no 
 

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