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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Joint Message from Camden County Schools and Government Agencies

The Camden County Unified Hurricane Re-Entry Plan seeks to balance the need for protection of the community while allowing residents and businesses to begin recovery.

Conditions evaluated for access include safe roads and bridges; the availability of clean water, sewer, shelter, power, emergency and other essential services; and public safety.

Effective, today, September 13, 2017, we are now in Phases Two (Critical Busi...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Public Notice Continued State of Emergency

As a community, we have experienced widespread, significant impacts to our homes, businesses, and infrastructure from Hurricane Irma. There is a curfew in Camden County from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until further notice.

The county and cities still have challenges with electricity, water, and sewer. Currently, there are nearly 14,000 households without electricity in Camden County. In Kingsland, only 43 of 70 sewage lift stations are operational.  In St. Marys, o...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

County Offices to Remain Closed for Hurricane Irma Recovery

After careful assessment of the post-storm conditions across Camden, county officials have decided to close all County offices Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Thursday, September 14, 2017. The safety of our staff and customers remain our first priority.

The impact from Hurricane Irma was significant. Many families left our community to seek refuge and are now anxious to get back home and resume their normal lives. The mandatory evacuation instituted by the Governor for residents living east of I-95 and t...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Travel Advisory No Driver Services in Camden County

Camden County Emergency Management Officials are requesting that motorists traveling along I-95 do not stop in Camden County because there are no driver services available due to Hurricane Irma.

There is no electricity, water, and sewer services, coupled with no fuel supply or accommodations available to serve the public.  Officials urge all drivers to plan their trips with the knowledge that Camden County will not be able to fulfil thei...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Camden County Under Curfew

Camden County Sheriff, Jim Proctor, has announced that a curfew will be in effect until further notice. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. daily.

Evacuation orders have not been lifted for Camden County.  If you are in a safe place outside of the county, you are strongly encouraged to remain where you are. There is no water or sewer service in the City of Kingsland.  The St. Marys...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Public Notice Post-Irma Shelters

Wind and extraordinary rainfall in most neighborhoods caused wide spread power outages and flooding in all of the county. City & county officials are currently assessing the needs and number of residents with severe and immediate temporary housing needs.

Local solutions are limited because the same power, water and sewer outages. Local churches are able and willing to establish temporary (24-48 hours) shelters using limited food on hand and portable toilets.

These shelters are:

In St. Marys

Crooked River Bap...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

Camden County Under Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning

Camden County Emergency Management Officials emphasize that all of Camden County is under a voluntary evacuation and per the State of Georgia Executive Order made by Governor Deal all areas east of I-95 are under a mandatory evacuation

Camden County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning, a Storm Surge Warning, a Hurricane Watch, and a Flash Flood Watch. Tonight in Camden County, Tropical Storm conditions are expected with Hurricane conditions possible.

The National Weather Service ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Launches New 24/7 Hotline--1-866-868-4351

The Camden County Emergency Management Agency is pleased to announce the launch of a new information hotline. Residents may call 1-866-868-4351 toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get answers to frequently asked questions about Hurricane Irma.

Bilingual operators are available to help both English and Spanish speakers utilize this new service during this event.

“We are really excited about this hotline,” said EMA Director Mark Crews. “Citizens from all across the county can call the Camden Count...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

County Offices to Close Due to Hurricane Irma

After carefully monitoring the latest forecast for the coastal area, County Officials have decided to close all County offices Friday, September 8, 2017 through Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

The safety of our staff and customers are our first priority.

Please continue to monitor the progress of the hurricane through the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. Regular updates will also be posted to the Camden County website ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Camden County Announces Voluntary Evacuation

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, along with the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine joined with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Camden County Schools, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

to call for a voluntary evacuation for the citizens of Camden County. This voluntary evacuation is effective immediately. Impacts from Hurricane Irma are expected to be felt in Camden County beginning today, September 7, 2017. As the storm gets closer to ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Camden County Declares State of Emergency

Following Governor Deal’s declaration of a State of Emergency, Camden County Board of Commissioners has issued a State of Emergency for Camden County.

Emergency circumstances exist from Hurricane Irma, requiring extraordinary and immediate proactive measures for the protection of the health and safety of the citizens of Camden County.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts Hurricane Irma will be dangero...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Camden County Residents Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, and Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) officials are partnering

with the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine, along with Camden County Schools, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service (NWS) to determine potential impacts of Hurricane Irma on our community. &nb...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Camden County Residents Encouraged to Take Action during National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges all Camden County citizens to take time to prepare for natural disasters and emergencies.

With the theme of “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead; You Can,” the goal of National Preparedness Month is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, b...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Rededicates Charlie Easterling Memorial Park

The Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Leisure Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the rededication of the Charlie Easterling Memorial Park in the White Oak community of northern Camden County.

The park offers residents a play area featuring swings, benches, picnic tables, and a pavilion.

Charlie Easterling was a long-time Camden County Sheriff’s Deputy with more than 30 years of service. He began his career in Camden County as a dispat...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Georgia Southern University Study Confirms Spaceport Camden an Economic Boon for Coastal Georgia

The Camden County BOC and the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED) at GSU released an economic assessment of Spaceport Camden today showing more than $22 million in annual economic activity to be generated by Spaceport Camden.

The summary is available on the Spaceport Camden website or by clicking this link.

The annual economic activity is in addition to the more than $9 million in economic activity that will be generated from construction activities at the spaceport in the firs...

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