SECOND DISTRICT RESIDENTS PREPARE FOR HURRICANE IRMA
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• Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)
• Savannah Chatham Metro Police (SCMPD)
• American Red Cross, Savannah
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PREPARE YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU EVACUATE
Secure buildings and homes.
Bring in or secure outdoor objects such as grills, plotted plants and bicycles.
Secure rain gutters and downspouts, and clear clogged areas that could stop water from draining from your property.
Secure trash and recycling receptacles and anything in your lane/alley that may become hazardous during strong winds.
Secure outdoor objects which cannot be brought inside (i.e. lawnmower, patio furniture).
Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings.
Store water in bathtubs, jugs, bottles, for use in the event the City's water system fails
Take stock of household chemicals: Make sure all lids are tightly closed and move these items to high shelves, as far from potential flooding as possible. Chemicals that mix into floodwaters can be hazardous.
Move electronics, small appliances, portable heating systems and other things with wires to upper levels and high shelves — as far away from water as possible.
Governor Nathan Deal issued a mandatory evacuation for those in Chatham County. This mandatory evacuation begins on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 8 AM. An evacuation will occur for functional, access, and medical needs citizens on Friday September 8, 2017 at 8 AM.
The contraflow for I-16 will begin at 8 AM on Saturday as well. Tybee Island Mayor Jason Beulterman has announced evacuation for Tybee Island will start on Friday morning at 8 AM due to the high tides on Hwy. 80 and subsequent flooding. The Evacuation Assembly Area will open at 8 AM at the Civic Center.