Closer Look: Hurricane Dorian Heads to Carolina Coast; Atlanta History Center CEO Talks About New Contextual Markers at Civil War Monuments

Sightseers watch waves crash on shore as Hurricane Dorian made it's way off the Florida coast Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Sightseers watch waves crash on shore as Hurricane Dorian made it's way off the Florida coast Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Ormond Beach, Fla.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Now that Hurricane Dorian is moving along the coasts of the Carolinas, officials in coastal Georgia are surveying the damage from the storm. Susan Catron, executive editor of the Savannah Morning News, joins “Closer Look” with an update. As of this morning, following the hurricane, Georgia Power reported 15,000 power outages along the Georgia coast by the afternoon outages were down to less than 5,000. We hear the latest from Craig Bell, a representative from Georgia Power. As Hurricane Dorian makes its way up the coast recovery and rescue efforts are underway in the Bahamas where the storm made landfall as a category 5. We learn about local relief efforts to support the Bahamian community from Christopher Roker, President of the Bahamas Association of Georgia.
  • 13:17: Hurricane Dorian has been slow-moving, and that’s one reason it’s been a tough storm to track, according to Dr. Marshall Shepherd, the director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program. Shepherd is also the host of the Weather Channel’s podcast, “Weather Geeks.” He joins us by phone to share what he’s seen from Dorian these past few days and where he expects the storm to go from here.
  • 30:19: The City of Atlanta installed contextual markers last month near some monuments that memorialize the Civil War and the Confederacy. Sheffield Hale, CEO of the Atlanta History Center and co-chair of the committee to address monuments and streets named after the Confederacy, joins “Closer Look” for a conversation about these new markers at the site of the Peachtree Battle monument in Buckhead.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer