GA expecting rip currents from distant hurricane - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

GA expecting rip currents from distant hurricane

Posted: Updated:
The National Weather Service is tracking the storm. (Source: CNN) The National Weather Service is tracking the storm. (Source: CNN)
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>
  • Air Algerie flight vanishes from radar

    Air Algerie flight vanishes from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:21:02 GMT
    ALGIERS, Algeria (WALB) - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers and 6 crew member has vanished from radar.The flight, which was headed to Algiers from Burkina Faso, disappeared about 50 minutes after takeoff.The plane's flight path passes over Mali where military unrest continues in country's north. The U.S. recently banned flights into and over African conflict zones, including Mali.This comes just days after a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over Ukraine killing everyone on boardCopyri...More >>
    ALGIERS, Algeria (WALB) - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers and 6 crew member has vanished from radar.The flight, which was headed to Algiers from Burkina Faso, disappeared about 50 minutes after takeoff.The plane's flight path passes over Mali where military unrest continues in country's north. The U.S. recently banned flights into and over African conflict zones, including Mali.This comes just days after a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over Ukraine killing everyone on boardCopyri...More >>
  • Two in custody following drug bust

    Two in custody following drug bust

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:13:15 GMT
    Two people believed to be involved in selling cocaine in a car wash behind a gas station on North Slappey are in custody tonight.More >>
    Two people believed to be involved in selling cocaine in a car wash behind a gas station on North Slappey are in custody tonight. More >>

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Emergency officials are urging visitors to Georgia beaches to keep out of the water as Hurricane Sandy is expected to whip up dangerous rip currents as the storm passes far offshore.

Thousands of University of Georgia football fans are staying on St. Simons Island and nearby coastal areas for the UGA-Florida football game Saturday just across the state line.

Jay Wiggins, emergency management director for Glynn County, said Friday rip currents are his top concern from the hurricane. He said police officers patrolling the St. Simons beach are urging visitors not to swim.

National Hurricane Center forecasts Saturday morning showed Sandy staying more than 300 miles off the Georgia coast as the storm passes northward Saturday.

But it's still possible that tropical-storm-force winds will rake Georgia's 100 miles of coastline.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.