Chatham County is under a Tropical Storm Warning, we are forecasted to experience the following impacts from Hurricane Michael: Tropical Storm Force winds, 1-3” rainfall, coastal flooding, flooding in low lying areas, isolated tornadoes, RIP currents, and beach erosion. These impacts could lead to downed trees and power lines, resulting in prolonged power outages.
CEMA is urging all residents, businesses, and visitors to prepare for this storm by ensuring all outdoor items are secured, family communication plans are up-to-date, and disaster kits are stocked with at least 3 days of water, nonperishable food, medications and supplies. Additionally, if your medication requires refrigeration, ensure you have a plan in place should you lose power for an extended period of time.
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Savannah city office and services suspended until noon Thursday. The City Council's 2 p.m. meeting Thursday will take place as scheduled.
The Windsor Park ribbon cutting in Savannah scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled for a later date.
The special city council meeting scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled for a later date.
Savannah Alderman John Hall's District 3 town hall meeting scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled for a later date.
Dine South will now be Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. at Savannah Station.
EmployAbility's Flourish will now be Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. at 1249 Eisenhower Drive.
Hardeeville's National Night Out and Fire Safety Night are being moved to Oct. 31.
The RHBC Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Bryan County Library in Richmond Hill has been cancelled.
Kick off Oyster Roast Season with Communities In Schools! Rescheduled to November 8th
Appling County School System closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Beaufort County Schools are closed Thursday
Bryan County Schools closed Thursday
Bulloch County Schools will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for all faculty, staff and students.
Candler County schools closed Thursday
Effingham County Schools are closed Thursday
Hampton School District 1 closed Thursday
Jasper County Schools closed Thursday
Jeff Davis County Schools are releasing at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thursday.
Liberty County Schools will be closed Thursday.
Montgomery County Schools are closed Thursday.
Savannah-Chatham County Schools closed Thursday
Statesboro STEAM Academy will be open on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. School will be closed Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Michael
Tattnall County Schools are closed Thursday.
Toombs County Sch0ols closed Thursday.
Wayne County School System will close Thursday.
East Georgia State College campuses will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Ogeechee Technical College campuses will close Wednesday and resume Oct. 15.
Savannah State is closed Wednesday.
Savannah Technical College closing Wednesday at 5 p.m. and will remain closed Thursday
Georgia Southern on Wednesday AND Thursday:
Appling County: Countywide curfew take effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday.
Jeff Davis County: Curfew begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will continue until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Jesup and Wayne County: Mandatory curfew takes effect at midnight Wednesday until noon Thursday. No vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the streets or roadways during curfew hours. The only exception will be for those traveling to/from work
Long County: Curfew begins at midnight Wednesday and continues until noon Thursday.
Islands High School softball games are moved from Wednesday to Tuesday. The Sharks will play Appling County at 2 p.m. The second game will follow at 4 p.m.
Jenkins at Brantley and WFHS at Pierce softball games are also moved from Wednesday to Tuesday.
Fort Pulaski is closed until further notice.
CLICK HERE for the US Government's full hurricane preparedness guide
Basic Emergency Supply Kit (be sure to have food, water and supplies for at least 72 hours):
CLICK HERE to download the recommended supply list
Additional Emergency Supplies
CLICK HERE to download the Storm Tracker 22 Hurricane Essentials Guide