Hurricane Season is June 1st to November 30th
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.
Real-Time Travel Information
Travelers can dial 5-1-1, 1 (877) MY-GA-511 (694-2511) or visit the 511 website to receive the latest information on travel conditions. Message boards will be setup to alert motorists about exit ramp closures/openings as well as locations for gas, food, etc. Our signs also alert the public to selected FM radio stations for weather and traffic updates. The information will include news of shelter availability, travel time, alternate routes and other information of importance to evacuees. During hurricane season, Georgia DOT HEROs will patrol the Interstates to assist motorists. These units have specially trained personnel who can respond quickly to accidents and disabled vehicles.
Travelers access the following online resources to receive free travel information.
Storm surge remains the greatest threat to human life, but effective evacuations have reduced the number of fatalities. The six coastal counties at highest risk of evacuation because of storm surge are Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh.
View map below for detailed evacuation routes.