Hurricane Dorian
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STEPS FOR EVACUATION IN THE LOW COUNTRY: CHATHAM COUNTY, SAVANNAH, POOLER, GARDEN CITY, PORT WENTWORTH AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Hurricane Dorian

Hey Love Bugs! It’s no surprise that we have once again found ourselves under an evacuation here in the Low Country. We’ve all been monitoring the news like an addict awaiting their next high to see if Dorian will show his ugly head in our area or make a sudden turn to head away. It’s very important that as we watch these updates we also take the advice of our diligent officials who continue to work countless hours to ensure that we are receiving minute by minute updates.

As a native of Savannah its very important that we have the right people in place. I can recall on last year when there was a threat of a major storm and updates were diligently provided by Alderman Van Johnson. Here we are again a year later with our soon to be Mayor Van Johnson has continued to work diligently to ensure that the City of Savannah and it’s surrounding residents continuously receive updates. As of September 3, 2019 the area is under a Mandatory Evacuation. 

Hurricane Dorian

Chatham County is under a Hurricane Watch. Please keep in mind that his means the possibility exists for tornadoes and tropical storm force winds. Expected winds for Chatham County are 50-60 mph sustained and 70 mph gusts. Additionally, this includes storm surge of 4-7 feet above high tide. These are much higher levels than what was experienced during Hurricane Matthew.

Safety/Security

– Beach Access: As of September 1, 2019 Tybee Island began flying double red-flags
indicating that water was closed to the public
– Curfew: PLEASE NOTE that Savannah Police Department has enacted curfew beginning on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 9 PM to 6 AM daily until further notice

Food/Water/Shelter

Evacuation Assembly Area (EAA)
– Opening at 8 AM at the Savannah Civic Center on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
– Citizens will be transported to inland shelters and may travel with 2 pieces of luggage. Domesticated animals, in a crate and with shot records, will be accepted with their owners.

Schools

All Savannah Chatham County Public School System are closed through Friday, September 6th

Chatham County Courts

are closed through Thursday, September 5, 2019

Health/Medical

– Savannah Animal Care located at West Bryant Street will be open 24/7 for pet emergencies during the storm
– Public Health Update: The emergency departments at St. Joseph Hospital on Mercy Blvd. and Memorial Health on Waters Ave. are open.
– 24/7 Urgent Care has several open locations
Historic Savannah
Midtown
Pooler
– For more information, call (912) 234-CARE, LIKE their Facebook
pages or visit www.UrgentCare247.com

Transportation
– Roads: 1-16 Contraflow begins at 8 AM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
– Chatham Area Transit (CAT)
CAT will provide free transportation to the Savannah Civic Center for residents without private transportation from 8 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
CAT suspended the Belles Ferry services at 8 PM on Monday, September 2, 2019
The free downtown shuttle, CAT’s paratransit service, and CAT Mobility will not operate Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The customer service line, 912-233-5767, will operate on a shortened schedule from 6 AM until 6:30 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The ticket/informational window at the JMR International Transit Center on West Oglethorpe will also operate on a shortened schedule Tuesday, from 7 AM until Noon

Bridge Closures

Talmadge Bridge will close starting at 8 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Special Thanks to our Future Mayor Van Johnson for keeping us updated! 

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