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Ian intensifies back into a hurricane, Tybee Island begins to feel impacts

Here's how things in north Georgia are being impacted.

ATLANTA — 11Alive StormTrackers are monitoring Ian as begins to move up the east coast after bearing down on southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2 million people.

Rain and winds associated with Tropical Storm Ian are likely in north Georgia Friday and Saturday. >>This timeline breaks down the forecast for our area and what we know. 

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Get updates from Thursday below as we track weather developments and community impacts. The timestamps are in EST.

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Thursday Updates

7:27 p.m. | Gov. Kemp is expected to return to state operations at GEMA and provide an update Friday morning and provide an update. When it happens, you can stream it live on 11Alive's YouTube page.

6:02 p.m. | Tybee Island is expected to lose power and deal with flooding ahead of Ian's arrival. 11Alive's Joe Ripley is covering conditions as Georgia's coast braces for Ian to be a tropical storm or a weakened hurricane. 

Tourist attractions on the island are closed and businesses are making preparations as strong winds have already arrived.

5 p.m. | Ian intensified into a Category 1 storm during the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. advisory. It's expected to make landfall again in South Caroline. Here's where Georgia tracks in its path.

2 p.m. | Here is the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center and live video from St. Augustine. 

11 a.m. | Watch meteorologist Melissa Nord and the 11 a.m. advisory as the storm is now expected to hit landfall on the coast as a category 1 storm. 

10 a.m. | Georgia Southern University is shifting to virtual learning today at 1 p.m. through tomorrow. All campuses will be closed. In addition, Savannah State University will be closed and is also going virtual today and tomorrow. Savannah College of Art & Design will be closed until Monday. 

9:30 a.m. | Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the state of emergency officially started at 7 a.m. He said state operations are on a level one. 

The Sydney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick is closed. Kemp said he is not sure when it will reopen. There are no other road closures at this time. 

9 a.m. | We are expected to get an update from Gov. Brian Kemp live from Savannah at 9:15 a.m. as he discusses the state's response as Tropical Storm Ian makes its way to the coast line. You can watch a replay of the event here:

8 a.m. | The latest information in the 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center:

5:16 a.m. | Hurricane Ian is downgraded to a tropical storm.

RELATED: Ian leaves trail of devastation through Florida



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