Weather Updates

  • Hurricane Irma has maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH and is moving toward the north-northwest near 18 MPH. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles.
  • A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Coastal Georgia, with hurricane-level winds greater than 74 mph possible offshore.
  • Warnings also remain in effect for damaging storm surge and flooding, with a tornado watch active for Chatham and surrounding counties.
  • As of 5:00 AM, there are 8,400 customers without power in Chatham County and 67,000 statewide. To find if there is a power outage in your area, please visit: http://outagemap.georgiapower.com/external/default.html
  • Curfew ends at 6 AM. Conditions will be deteriorating, tornados and rough rainy conditions are possible.



  • The Savannah-Chatham County School System has announced that school closures will run through Wednesday, Sept. 13. There will be no school Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Savannah State University’s campus is closed and all classes are canceled through Tuesday.
  • Armstrong State University’s main campus and Hinesville campus will be closed through Tuesday.


  • According to the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport website, all incoming flights have been cancelled for Monday.
  • One departing flight remains on the schedule: An 8:55 AM departure from Savannah to Atlanta.

Road Closures, Flooding, and other Damages

  • The Talmadge Bridge remains closed until further notice.
  • Traffic lights are out at the following streets:
  • Montgomery St. and Staley St.
  • Johnny Mercer Blvd. and Bryan Woods Rd.
  • Road closures will be constantly updated at http://www.chathamcounty.org/Road-Closures
  • To report a road closure, call the CEMA call center at (912) 201-4500.
  • To report damage, such as downed power lines, trees, flooding and washout, visit http://publicworks.chathamcounty.org/Service-Requests or the Chatham County, Georgia Facebook page.
  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency is seeking the public’s help in determining the extent of the Hurricane Irma storm damage. Click here to report damage to homes, businesses, and public facilities.

Hospitals and Emergency Services:

  • The emergency rooms at Memorial and St. Joseph’s Hospitals remain open.
  • Police, fire and ambulance services will be suspended, if there are sustained winds of 39 mph at the airport.
  • At 4:08 AM, Garden City pulled police units off the street, followed by Port Wentworth and Bloomingdale at 4:38 PM.

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