This evening the Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) issued a mandatory evacuation order for all six coastal counties in Georgia effective at noon on Monday.
This mandatory evacuation order will impact all citizens residing east of Interstate 95.
Residents should be aware that there are no approved shelters in Camden County due to the potential for flooding. All residents should use caution due to heavy congestion on our roadways as a result of other evacuations occurring in neighboring states.
When choosing an evacuation route, consider these points:
- Keep a road map in your car. GPS units only work when you have a specific destination to which you are traveling. They may not work as well when you have no set destination. You may also want to conserve cell phone battery power.
- Traveling north or south out of the county may lead to less traveled secondary roads.
- Secondary roads that may be lesser known, may also be less traveled.
- Listen to radio information about possible road closures due to congestion or flooding.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Hurricane Dorian will be dangerously close to the Southeastern Region of the State of Georgia. Please continue to monitor the progress of the hurricane through the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. Additionally, Camden County residents should continue to monitor Camden County Website, Camden County EMA Facebook, Camden County EMA Twitter and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) website for updates.
Camden County residents are urged to sign-up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System by visiting www.camdencountyga.gov/CodeRED or texting “CamdenCodeRED” to 99411. CodeRED is critical during situations like this as a direct method of communication from Camden County EMA to your landline, cell phone, or email. TDD/TTY service is also available. Participants will be notified in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.