Public Service Announcement: September 8, 2017
Contact: Dhwani Patel
Travel not restricted within Glynn County
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga.- The Glynn County Board of Commissioners would like to advise the public that during the period of the mandatory evacuation, travel within Glynn County is not restricted. Residents are free to travel to and from their homes until the onset of tropical storm force winds. The public will be notified in advance of road closures and when they will be implemented.
Glynn County Parks and the St. Simons Island pier are closed effective immediately until further notice.
Republic Services is suspending trash collection immediately for Glynn County and the City of Brunswick and will not pick up any garbage, recycling, and yard waste until further notice. Residents are requested to have their solid waste containers tied down and secured prior to evacuating.
The Need a Ride Program has been activated for Glynn County and will remain in effect on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. People who need a ride should go to pick up points listed below from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. If people need to evacuate pets through the Need a Ride Program, you will need to report to the Lanier Plaza pick up area and have their animals in crates. You will be taken to the nearest Red Cross shelter.
The Need a Ride pick up location are:
Mary Ross Park
United Pentecostal Church
Harris Teeter (St. Simons Island)
Bay Harbor Church of God
Lanier Plaza (Pet Pick-up)
Please contact the Red Cross for a list of available shelters at http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery/find-an-op.... There will be no shelters in Glynn County, other coastal counties, or counties immediately adjacent to coastal counties in accordance with guidelines provided by the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
If you are planning to evacuate to a shelter, you should bring any prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. You should also include any special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys, and items needed by family members with unique needs.
A map of evacuation routes for Glynn County is attached. For more information on storm related concerns, please visit: https://glynncounty.org/773/Severe-Weather-TS-Hurricane-Updates. A link is also available in the Emergency Alert Banner on www.glynncounty.org.
Glynn County BOC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glynncountyboc
Glynn County Hurricane Irma Updates: https://www.glynncounty.org/773/Severe-Weather-TS-Hurricane-Updates
Glynn County's Emergency Advisory Radio System: 104.9 FM