Idalia has passed

Two graphs showing the high wind and low water levels from Hurricane Idalia, as recorded by SINERR and UGAMI weather stations.

Hurricane Idalia moved through coastal Georgia as a tropical storm this past Wednesday (8/30), and thankfully UGAMI made it through unscathed. The staff sprang into action, moving vehicles to higher ground, putting up the hurricane barriers, and generally making sure that things were picked up in advance of potential flooding and high winds. As you can see from the graphs, the wind peaked at approximately 27 m/s (~ 60 mph) and we got only a brief spike of rain. Interestingly, instead of flooding the storm actually pulled water away from the shore so water levels were lower than usual. The power was out from Wednesday until late Thursday night and we lost some shingles off the roof of the shop, but other than that we fared pretty well. Let’s hope we don’t have to do this again anytime soon. (And thanks again to the UGAMI staff!)