Hurricane Dorian Updates

Hurricane Dorian Updates

 

HURRICANE #DORIAN INFO
Key Messages From NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
As Hurricane Dorian approaches, the risk of dangerous storm surge and hurricane-force winds continues to increase in the Bahamas and Florida. It is too early to know exactly where these effects will occur. Residents should have their hurricane plans in place. High wind and heavy rains are expected in the Bahamas, Florida, and other parts of the Southeastern U.S. this weekend and into next week. 

EVACUATIONS
Mandatory evacuations have been announced today for Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, liberty and McIntosh Counties. Projected storm tracks can change quickly, keep track closely using resources below. 

Residents of coastal Georgia and the lower Altamaha River region are urged to be proactive. In cases of a storm approaching, traffic and weather can be expected to worsen. Please have a plan ready and take precautions now to ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and emergency responders.

FORECAST AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UPDATES
This is a rapidly changing and potentially life-threatening situation. Please stay up to date by following these accounts: 
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) 
US National Weather Service Southeast River Forecast Center

Local government pages such as Glynn County Emergency Managementand McIntosh County Emergency Management

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
– For info on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
– For info from the state of Georgia see gema.ga.gov
Map of USGS rain gauges throughout the basin
– A useful guide on storm effects and prep from NWS Charleston: http://bit.ly/2LibYCK

If you are in search of a shelter, call 311 or find American Red Cross listings here: https://rdcrss.org/2LicgcO

Friends like you are the eyes and ears of the river! If you document significant flooding, damage, or high water around the watershed, share them with us! DM or E-mail photos and video to fletcher@altamahariverkeeper.org.