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The nation continues to show anxiety about climate change as the US government and other government officials struggle to identify and mitigate its impacts. From "fake news" to doubters and deniers who find it hard to accept that human behavior is changing the earth's climate, the terms of the debate are already skewed in part because of the degree to which we were already beginning to feel its effects.
The list of Georgia hurricanes includes tropical or subtropical cyclones that have affected the U.S. state of Georgia. Fewer hurricanes have hit Georgia directly (due to its location and shorter coastline) than other states in the Southeast, with an estimated return period of 10–11 years. The last system to make landfall in the state at hurricane intensity was Hurricane David in 1979. Further, only four major hurricanes have struck Georgia, the most recent of which being Michael in 2018. However, numerous tropical cyclones have passed near or through the state. October 12–14, 1990 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Marco and moisture from the remains of Hurricane Klaus combine, producing heavy rainfall in Georgia, peaking at 19.89 inches (505 mm) near Louisville. Some roads in eastern Georgia were flooded up to 6 feet (1.8 m) deep. The flooding resulted in some power outages. In Augusta, heavy precipitation forced 300 people to evacuate, while police officers rescued people in flooded cars.
About 450 were left homeless. A tornado was spawned in Brantley County, which destroyed 25 unoccupied homes.September 18–19, 2000 – Hurricane Gordon crossed the state as it was weakening and transitioning into an extratropical cyclone. The storm produced light rainfall in southeastern Georgia, peaking at 4.14 inches (105 mm) in Woodbine. Hurricane Frances – Frances dumped up to 5 inches (130 mm) of rain onto the state and caused the closings of schools in 56 counties. Across Georgia, winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour (48 to 64 km/h) and gusts to 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) led to the downing of tree branches and power lines,Hurricane Dennis – The outerbands of Hurricane Dennis caused local flooding the Atlanta area. One fatality occurred when a man was struck by a falling tree. (Source:en.wikipedia.org)