Posted by: memorial911 | September 10, 2017

CEMA Hurricane Irma Update


Hurricane Irma is currently 350 miles from Chatham County. It is moving North at 14 MPH.

The National Weather Service reports a Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Warning, Hurricane Watch, and Flash Flood Watch are in effect for Chatham County.

The Talmadge Bridge has been closed by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The Evacuation Assembly Area has closed.

Those who remain in Chatham County should be preparing to shelter in place.  Make sure you have a supply of flashlights and extra batteries on hand.  Also ensure you have an alternate charging method available for your phone and other essential devices that require power.

A county wide curfew will be in effect from 10 PM tonight until 6 AM Monday, September 11, 2017.  Zone A is still under a mandatory evacuation order and no one is permitted in the defined geographic area.

Emergency services will be suspended when wind speeds reach 39 MPH at the airport and will not resume until a road safety assessment has been completed.

When winds go below 39 MPH, checkpoints will be established and the county will be closed for damage assessment.  A phased re-entry will take place from that point forward and those phases will be available at a later date.

For the most up to date information, look at our social media pages. For questions, contact our Emergency Operations Center at 912-201-4500.

Sept 10 5 p.m. update




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