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Hurricane Irma Update as of 12:31 PM September 10, 2017


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Public Service Announcement

Contact:  Dhwani Patel


Glynn County urging citizens to shelter-in-place

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga.- Areas in Glynn County will begin to experience strong winds that will increase throughout the day. Due to deteriorating conditions, persons remaining in Glynn County are urged to shelter-in-place beginning at noon today. Travel could possibly result in citizens being stranded on the roadway or battling high cross winds and rain.

Glynn County is still under a tropical storm warning as well as a storm surge warning. The area is expecting to see winds of over 58 mph, storm surge of 4 – 6 feet on the ocean front and a flooding risk of 2 – 3 feet in low lying neighborhoods. In addition, a possibility of river flooding is predicted as well as 5 – 10 inches of forecasted rain.

The Downing Musgrove Causeway leading to Jekyll Island has closed as of 9:00 am today, Sunday, September 10. Water and Sewer services are planned to be shut off on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island at 2:00 pm today. Georgia DOT has closed the Sydney Lanier Bridge at noon.

A curfew is still in effect for Glynn County from midnight to 6:00 am until Tuesday, September 12. An increased number of law enforcement personnel are out in the community to ensure the protection of life and property. Any intersection with a flashing traffic light or no power should be treated like a 4-way stop. Please be mindful of the safety of officers and crews working on roadways.

Glynn County officials continue to monitor the storm and advise the public to prepare for deteriorating weather conditions. Another public service announcement will be released later this evening.