As Georgians brace for the impact of Hurricane Irma, I wanted to make sure you have this important information.
Beginning Saturday morning, a mandatory evacuation is in place for Chatham County, all areas east of I-95, and some areas west of I-95. These areas are highlighted in yellow below.
For your safety and for the safety of our first responders, please take this storm seriously. If you live in the evacuation zone, please follow instructions from local authorities and move to a safe area.
Governor Deal has issued a state of emergency for the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, and Ware Counties. Learn more here.
View helpful hurricane preparation tips from Georgia Emergency Management& Homeland Security Agency here. Click here for information on evacuation routes.
Finally, my team and I stand ready to help however we can, and in the meantime please heed these warnings.
P.S. Please share this message with friends and family members who may be affected.