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Where does the debris go from Irma?

With all the damage caused by Irma in metro Atlanta, CBS46 wanted to know where exactly does all the debris go?

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Georgia's agriculture impacted by Irma

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CBS46 has shown you power outages and downed trees due to Irma. But now we're seeing new devastation to Georgia's agriculture.

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When's my power back on? A surprising answer Video included

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Georgia Power tells CBS46 they hope to have 95 percent of power restored by Sunday.

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DeKalb, Fulton counties declare local state of emergency after Irma damage

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Two metro Atlanta counties have declared a state of emergency after Irma ripped through the region, causing widespread damage and left over a million and a half customers in the dark.

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Couple survives Hurricane Irma in St. Martin, evacuates to Atlanta

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What was supposed to be a month in paradise turned into a fight for survival due to Hurricane Irma. 

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Power restored at Southwest Atlanta senior living facility Video included

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As now-downgraded Tropical Depression Irma continues to move through Georgia, CBS46 found that a senior center in Atlanta has gone without power and employees.

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List of road closures across the area

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After trees toppled down and rain caused immense flooding due to the remnants of Irma, a number of roads are currently closed. Here is an updated list of closures.

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What you should do at traffic lights when power is out

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Traffic lights are still out in many places in metro Atlanta after Tropical Storm Irma moved through Georgia, which is creating a real danger at busy intersections.

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Metro Atlanta residents struggle with aftermath of Irma

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The aftermath of Irma has plenty of people in metro Atlanta trying to get back to a sense of normalcy.

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DeKalb County schools hit hard by Irma Video included

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One of the school districts in metro Atlanta with the longest road to recovery after Irma is DeKalb County. More than 50 schools are in the dark and dozens of others suffered severe damage.

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Several local schools remain closed Wednesday

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Several area schools will remain closed in the aftermath of Irma.

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Irma leaves trail of devastation in Metro Atlanta Video included

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Monster storm Irma showed no mercy in Metro Atlanta on Monday, with strong winds felling trees in dozens of neighborhoods.

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Metro Atlanta cleans up after storms

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Well over a million people are waking up in the dark and will be cleaning up Tuesday after the remnants of Irma blew through Georgia. Check out pictures of widespread damage across the area.

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Three dead in Georgia following storms Video included

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Three people have reportedly been killed after the remnants of Tropical Storm Irma blew through metro Atlanta on Monday.

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WEATHER

When will the rain end in Atlanta?

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Periods of rain continue to fall in metro Atlanta with breezy winds from Irma. 

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Storm damage across metro Atlanta Video included

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CBS46 has crews across metro Atlanta gathering photos and videos of storm damage caused by Irma.

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MARTA resumes limited service Tuesday

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MARTA will resume limited bus, paratransit and rail services on Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m.

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Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

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Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma whipped through southwest Florida on Sunday, downing power lines and leaving a trail of debris behind.

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Atlanta residents prepare as Irma tracks into Georgia Video included

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Grocery store parking lots are full, gas prices are soaring and some local schools are closing already ahead of now Tropical Storm Irma.

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State, city of Atlanta prepare as Irma sets sights on Georgia Video included

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The entire state of Georgia is under a state of emergency, and it’s also the first time in the history of Atlanta that the city is under a tropical storm warning.

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Southwest Georgia braces for powerful Hurricane Irma Video included

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As Irma moves north, it’s beginning to threaten South Georgia with every passing hour. 

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Athens Transit System to run reduced schedule on Monday

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The Athens Transit System has announced it will be running on a "break", or reduced transit service, schedule on Monday because of the impact of Hurricane Irma.  

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Weather alerts in metro Atlanta

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Hurricane Irma is expected to bring rain and strong winds to north Georgia and metro Atlanta starting Monday. Here are the current alerts for metro Atlanta. 

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Tracking Irma's path; Atlanta gets 1st ever tropical storm warning Video included

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For the first time, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the city of Atlanta as Hurricane Irma continues to churn its way toward Georgia.

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Hurricane shelters open in Georgia

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Here is a list of all of the emergency shelters that have been opened across Georgia according to GEMA. 

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'This is your last chance': Irma puts a bull's-eye on Tampa

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The forecast for Hurricane Irma's path has shifted to the southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area as time runs out to evacuate. More>>

Hurricane season: the essentials to survival

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Only weeks after Hurricane Harvey makes devastation in Houston, Hurricanes Irma and Jose are already on their way into the U.S. In preparation for one of the country's largest hurricanes to date, here are some basic preparedness www.ready.gov has given a few tips. 

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The Latest: Irma regaining strength over bathtub-warm water

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Dutch marines have dropped flyers from a helicopter warning beleaguered inhabitants on the devastated nation of St. Maarten to head to shelters as Hurricane Jose barrels through the Caribbean. More>>

Deal alters state of emergency for Chatham County

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Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command following Hurricane Irma's further shift westward, Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order altering the emergency declaration for Chatham County.  

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Florida air travel shuts down ahead of Irma

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The last scheduled flight left Miami International Airport Friday evening as major airlines ceased operations in South Florida before Hurricane Irma slams the region.

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These Floridians aren't leaving as Irma nears: 'We need everybody's prayers'

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As other Florida residents flee north to escape the monstrous Hurricane Irma, Peggy Monahan has remained behind despite numerous warnings to leave.

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Georgia governor: Don't be complacent

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Flanked by leaders of the major state agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal issued a warning Friday about Hurricane Irma. “This is a dangerous hurricane,” said Deal. The aftermath of the hurricane will probably be significant.”

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State of emergency issued for 30 Georgia counties

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for six coastal counties on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Irma. 

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Marietta family stranded, couple's plans canceled in Caribbean due to Irma

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Hurricane Irma is leaving some metro Atlanta families stranded in the Caribbean with limited food and water, and no power. Irma's threat is also forcing big changes in Georgia for some who had life-changing plans this weekend.

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Evacuees renaming I-75 'highway to hell' as they try to leave Florida

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With thousands of people flooding roadways, Florida drivers trying to make it to Georgia are already getting stuck in traffic. 

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Tolls to be suspended on I-75 express lanes south of Atlanta

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Tolls will be suspended on the I-75 express lanes located south of Atlanta in Henry and Clayton counties to help accommodate residents driving to Georgia from Florida due to Hurricane Irma.

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Florida evacuees arrive in metro Atlanta

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With a full tank of gas and plenty of supplies, Bob and Renee Hatlelid decided to ride out Hurricane Irma in Atlanta.

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Atlanta welcomes Hurricane Irma evacuees Video included

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Flights from south Florida airports were packed Thursday as evacuees sought safety far inland from any place where Hurricane Irma might make landfall.

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