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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.

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 IRMA Recap

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Announcements

A list of all the travel alerts and announcements issued during hurricane season.

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 Before the Storm

Traffic Volumes Increased

by up to 600% in some areas of the state due to evacuations.

Lane Closures Suspended

for interstates and major 4 lane state routes south of I-20. Sidney Lanier and Talmadge bridges were closed to traffic.

State of Emergency

was issued by Governor Deal for 30 counties – this was later extended to include all counties.

I-16 Contraflow

began at 8 a.m. Saturday morning – was reversed by 4 p.m. same day.

 After the Storm

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By the Numbers
Total Incidents Reported: 1,495
Road Closures: 485
Malfunctioning Signals: 250
Bridge Inspections

were performed on 207 bridges by 22 two-person teams – 10 teams dedicated to the six coastal counties.

HERO & CHAMP Deployed

20 units between Atlanta and Florida to facilitate flow of traffic. GA511 received 30,000+ calls and the app was downloaded 5,000 times.

Debris Clearing

activities were conducted by a team of 1,000 employees. Activities included bridge inspection and downed or broken traffic signals restoration.

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       Evacuation Route Map


      Stay Connected

      Travelers can 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.


      Cultural Resources & Preservation​​​​​​

      City & County

      Visit the city and/or county government website in your region for the latest news alerts and contact information.

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      Key Alerts

      Tropical Storm Warning

      A tropical storm warning has been issued for central and north Georgia. These regions are at an increased risk of wind damage, flooding and tornadoes.

      Travel

      Motorists heading to Atlanta from Florida should expect a longer than normal drive on I-75 northbound and I-95 northbound as heavy traffic moves north.




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       Stay Connected

      Cultural Resources & Preservation​​​​​​

      City & County

      Visit the city and/or county government website in your region for the latest news alerts and contact information.

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       ‭(Hidden)‬ Counties Under SOE


      Printable Evacuation Map​​​​​​

      Hurricane Evacuation Route Map

      View the print-friendly version of the State of Georgia hurricane evacuation route map.

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      Hurricane Season Informational Brochure​​​​​​

      Hurricane Safety Brochure

      Check out tips and general information to help travelers stay safe and prepared for hurricanes that impact Georgia.

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