CEMA 6pm update

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 6:00 PM brief


·       A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Chatham County


·       A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Chatham County


·       A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for parts of Chatham County


·       A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Chatham County


·       Talmadge Memorial Bridge on US 17 will be closing at noon on Sunday.


·       EAA (Evacuation Assembly Area):

o   Helped 2,500 people evacuate TODAY

o   Will start Sunday at 8 a.m. for anyone still wishing to evacuate


·       The City of Port Wentworth evacuation assistance:

o   Anyone wishing to evacuate must be at City Hall Sunday morning by 10 AM

§  The bus will leave promptly at 10 AM

§  If someone needs a ride to City Hall, please call Mayor Glenn Jones at (912) 657-2889 and arrangements for pick-up will be made


·       The City of Bloomingdale:

    • They have no plans to turn off water service
    • If residents lose power the septic system grinder pump motor will not work


·       Emergency Services:

o   If we sustain winds of 39 mph, emergency services will be suspended until weather permits


·       Re-entry Information:

o   Additional information with be forthcoming


·       Roadblocks:

o   There are none at this time


·       I-16 Contraflow:

o   Ended earlier this afternoon

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