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Hurricane Information

Hurricane Season is June 1st to November 30th

Hurricane Safety Info

Georgia is impacted by tropical systems from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. During a hurricane, wind gusts exceeding 74 mph and torrential rain can cause damage to Georgia’s shoreline. The direct hit of a hurricane also can cause a storm surge, a large dome of water more than 50 miles wide that sweeps across the coastline near the area where the eye of a hurricane makes landfall. 

Hurricane Hermine Updates


Road Closures in Southeast Georgia (District 5)

September 2, 2016

  • SR 30 M.P. 7.5 Flooded (Bonney Br. Rd.) between SR 21-SR 25
  • SR 26 M.P. 17.90 Flooded MLK@Victory Dr.
  • SR 204 M.P. 24.20 Flooded MLK@37TH St.
  • SR 26 M.P. 18.20 Flooded Victory Dr.@Bull St.
  • SR 204 Spur M.P. 2.0 Down Tree Whitfield Ave./Diamond Causeway
  • Richmond Hill crew is in route to 204 Spur to remove tree.
  • SR 122 MP 16 Clinch County tree down both EB lanes blocked
  • SR 73 MP 19.87 Bulloch County localized flooding lanes still passable
  • SR 89 MP 5 Clinch County tree on power line SB lane block


Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine

September 1, 2016

The declaration includes the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Mitchell, Montgomery, Pierce, Richmond, Screven, Seminole, Tattnall, Telfair, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox and Worth counties.

Read More

The public in the affected areas can track weather information at the following links:

Resources Link
National Weather Service—Peachtree City, GA http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/
National Weather Service—Tallahassee, FL http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh/
GDOT Facebook  and Twitter pages in affected districts and counties. http://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Public/SocialHub
GDOT 511 www.511ga.org



Residents and Businesses Urged to Turn Off Sprinklers

As winter approaches and temperatures begin to dip below freezing, the Georgia Department of Transportation reminds businesses and residents to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight..  This is an effort to prevent potential road hazard for motorists. 

Drivers are cautioned to be on the lookout for icy patches or black ice, especially early in the morning following sub-freezing temperatures.

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Stay Connected

Travelers can dial 5-1-1, 1 (877) MY-GA-511 (694-2511) or use the following resources to receive free travel information. In the event of an evacuation, message boards will be setup to alert motorists about exit ramp closures/openings as well as locations for gas, food, etc.  Signs will alert the public to selected FM radio stations for weather and traffic updates.  If necessary, Georgia DOT HEROs will patrol the interstates to assist motorists and respond quickly to accidents and disabled vehicles.

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Evacuation Routes

View map below for detailed evacuation routes.