Hurricane Nate may arrive as a tropical storm in the metro Atlanta area during daylight hours on Sunday, October 8. Heavy rains and strong winds are possible and tornadoes could be a risk from Sunday into Monday, which means we could also experience downed trees and loss of power.
- Currently, all City buildings are scheduled to open as normal and regular services provided on Monday and Tuesday. The City of Decatur does not take Columbus Day as a holiday, so unless the weather worsens, expect solid waste to be collected on Monday and Tuesday. If you live in the northeastern part of the City please delay setting out your recycling bins until Monday morning so that recycling materials and bins don’t blow away or become hazards.
Important phone numbers
- If you see hazardous or unsafe conditions in Decatur that are not life-threatening, call the non-emergency number: 404-373-6551.
- If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911.
- Power outages or trees on power lines should be reported directly to Georgia Power: 1-888-891-0938.
- Register now or update your Smart911 profile at Smart911.com. You can opt-in for severe weather and other notifications as well as create or update your Smart911 profile with any special medical concerns (such as a household member who uses medical equipment that requires electricity).
- Make sure you have at least a three-day supply of necessities, including food, water, batteries, medicines and special items like diapers and pet food.
- If we begin to experience heavy rain, the potential for flooding and downed trees greatly increases. We ask that you please do not park on the street if you have off street parking available, in order to keep the roadways clear for emergency vehicles.
- Charge all cell phones and put fresh batteries in emergency radios. When contacting loved ones, a text message is more likely to get through than a phone call.
- Secure patio and lawn furniture.
- Download the FEMA smartphone app for additional tips and emergency information.
- And don’t forget to be neighborly and take a few minutes to check on the seniors in your neighborhood and bring all pets inside.