Weather Alert: Hurricane Irma

Final Storm Debris Collection Schedule

Last updated 9/29/17 at 5:45 p.m.

Public Notice: Tree Permitting and Debris Collection Schedule

Download (PDF): Tree Permitting and Debris Collection

Tree Permitting Resumes

Effective 8 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017, the temporary suspension of Chapter 20, Article IV (“Tree Protection”) of the Jekyll Island Authority Code will be rescinded. After that time, required permitting and use of an approved service provider will resume. For questions, please contact Cliff Gawron, Director of Landscaping & Planning, at (912) 635-4099.

Debris Collection Schedule

The schedule for the last removal of storm debris is below. You must have all storm debris in front of your home on your scheduled collection date. Debris will not be collected after the date listed for each zone.

Please keep debris piles away from utilities, especially water meters. Do not mix any manmade trash, including household or construction materials, with natural/vegetative debris (tree limbs, leaves, etc.)Only vegetative debris will be collected. Piles containing mixed debris will be left on your property and will be your responsibility.

Final Storm Debris Collection Schedule


Hurricane Irma: Final Update

Last updated 9/18/17 at 3:00 p.m.

This will be the last Hurricane Irma notice published. Additional updates may be sent to residents and/or business as needed.

Jekyll Island is beginning to return to normal. Hotels, shops, restaurants, and amenities are open and welcoming guests. The Post Office, AmerisBank, Fishing Pier, and Jekyll Marina are also open. We invite everyone to come over and enjoy this special place and this beautiful fall weather.

Recovery work continues. To date, a total of 247 dump truckloads of storm debris has been removed. That’s more than 3,100 cubic yards of debris that will be added to the JIA on-island composting facility to be recycled. Another significant recovery number is 715. JIA staff and volunteers prepared and served more than 715 meals to workers (Wednesday-Friday) at McCormick’s Grill.

Beaches
Our beaches sustained a great deal of erosion throughout the oceanfront. But, in general, the dune system did an incredible job of protecting our island. There have been shifts in the shape and structure of some of the dunes, but that was expected and should not be detrimental to guests or wildlife. Over time, we expect the dunes to recover naturally.

Driftwood Beach has definitely changed. Many of the signature trees were stronger than Irma and remain, while many were moved toward the marsh or are gone. Some of the access paths to Driftwood are currently blocked. We’re working diligently to clear them and hope to have them open by next week.

More than half of the beach access points/crossovers are now open, including some of our most popular spots such as Great Dunes and St. Andrews beaches. Some access points are in need of repair, and those crossovers are marked with signs and/or tape. Do not attempt to use these crossovers. A full list of open crossovers can be found at jekyllisland.com/Irma.

Tree Permits
Currently, you are not required to use a JIA approved tree company or obtain a JIA tree permit. Starting Monday, October 2, 2017, the permit process will resume as normal.

Trash & Debris
Please continue to separate storm debris from your regular trash. JIA will issue a residential debris pick up schedule later this week.

Mosquito Control
Glynn County will be spot treating all standing water on Jekyll for mosquitos starting tomorrow, September, 19.

Closings
There are some areas of the island we are working to cleanup, repair, and/or get back online. The list below is not a complete list, please contact Island businesses directly for more information.

  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: Pine Lakes golf course will open on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 a.m. Great Dunes will open Saturday, September 23, at 8 a.m. The driving range, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, and practice greens are currently open. Oleander, and Indian Mound courses remain closed until further notice.
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: The Center’s exhibit gallery and gift shop will open to the public for free starting today, September, 18. The patient pavilion and viewing window are closed. Our patients will return this week, and the full Center will be open on Thursday, September 21.
  • Jekyll Island Campground: Open Friday, September 22
  • Bike Paths: Below is the status on bike paths. Please use caution while navigating any path, you may still encounter debris on the paths.
    • Open: Historic District to airport, Beachfront, Captain Wylly, and the outermost path on the southern loop from Beachview to Riverview
    • Closed until further notice: Airport to campground, Clam Creek to Driftwood, all maritime forest paths on south end, path behind Flash Foods, and the Shell Rd path

This will be the last Hurricane Irma notice published. Additional updates may be sent to residents and/or business as needed.


Hurricane Irma: Power Restored

Last updated 9/17/17 at 9:30 a.m.

Power
Thanks to Georgia Power, and its partner organizations, all service has been restored to Jekyll Island.

There may be some single-spot outages in homes that have experienced damaged. If you are without power, or have questions/concerns, please call Georgia Power at 1-888-891-0938.

The next scheduled update will be sent Monday, Sept. 18.


Hurricane Irma: Openings Update

Last updated 9/16/17 at 3:15 p.m.

We are very cognizant of damage many homes have sustained. Hurricane Irma was a different storm than Matthew. Recovery will take longer. Clean up and support from JIA and our partner agencies will continue until the job is done. We also understand that visitors are vital to the welfare of the island and all of its businesses. We must begin drawing guests back to Jekyll as soon as possible. We all benefit from having people staying in the hotels, shopping in the stores, and enjoying our restaurants and activities. Recovery and tourism are a delicate balance, but it’s a balance we know we can respectfully maintain.

Power
Thanks to Georgia Power and its partner organizations, only four outages remain on Jekyll Island affecting less than 10-percent of customers. Crews continue to work to restore service.

Law Enforcement Patrols
Law enforcement will continue its increased presence throughout the island.

Bike Paths
The majority of bike paths are open. However, cyclists are urged to use caution as winds may shift loose branches and trees. If a path is blocked, please use another path.

Businesses Open
The following Jekyll Island businesses are open. Unless otherwise noted, these businesses are open as of Saturday, Sept. 16.

Hotel/Lodging

  • Days In
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Jekyll Island Club Resort
  • Jekyll Ocean Club
  • Jekyll Realty: Call for specific property info
  • Parker-Kauffman: Call for specific property info
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Villas by the Sea: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Westin Jekyll Island

Note: Most island hotels are offering a special discounted rate for locals. Please contact the property directly for more information.

Dining/Retail/Services

  • Ameris Bank
  • Caroline’s Flowers & Gifts: Monday, Sept. 18
  • The Collection
  • The Commissary
  • The Cottage
  • Corsair Restaurant: Dinner only
  • Dairy Queen
  • Driftwood Bistro: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Flash Foods
  • Island House
  • Jekyll Island Beverage Center
  • Jekyll Island Club Café
  • Jekyll Island Club Grand Dining Room
  • Jekyll Market: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Kennedy Outfitters
  • Maxwell’s General Store
  • Red Bug Motors Pizza
  • The Reserve: Sunday, Sept. 17
  • The Snappy Turtle
  • Splash Resort Wear
  • Tonya’s
  • Tortuga Jacks
  • S. Post Office
  • Wee Pub Beach
  • Whittles Gifts
  • Zacharys Riverhouse

JIA Offices/Amenities Opening Update

Below is a list of opening dates for Jekyll Island Authority administrative offices, shops, and amenities.

  • Jekyll Island Authority admin offices:  Monday, Sept. 18
  • All public restrooms: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: Monday, Sept. 18 – Gift shop and exhibit gallery only, no admission fee until patients return. Behind-the-Scenes tours resume Monday, Sept. 25.
  • Jekyll Island Bike Barn: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Campground: closed until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Convention Center:Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop & Driving Range: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Guest Information: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Mini Golf: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Museum & Museum properties: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Jekyll Island Tennis Center: 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18Life is Good: Monday, Sept. 18
  • McCormick’s Grill: Monday, Sept. 18

Beach Crossovers
The vast majority of beach crossovers/accesses are lost or damaged and should not be used at this time. The ONLY beach access points that should be used at this time are as follows:

  • #13 – Thorne
  • #16 – Dexter
  • #18 – King
  • #25 – Capt Wylly
  • #26 – North Bath House
  • #30 – Tortuga Jacks
  • #32 – Great Dunes Park
  • #36 – Jekyll Island Convention Center
  • #42 – Jekyll Ocean Club
  • #57 – South Dunes
  • #67 – St. Andrews

If you see caution tape on a crossover DO NOT attempt to use it, you will be in extreme danger. The access paths for Driftwood Beach are not accessible at this time because of fallen trees and debris.

The next scheduled update will be sent Monday, Sept. 18.


Hurricane Irma: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Last updated 9/16/17 at 10:00 a.m.

The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Jekyll Island, including the homes that sit within the boundaries of King, Lanier, the north side of Capt Wylly and west of Beachview Drive. There is no longer any water advisory in effect on Jekyll Island.

Water and wastewater services have returned to regular operations. All residents and guests may return to normal water and sanitary sewer use.

The next update will be sent later today, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Water/Sewer and Openings Update

Last updated 9/15/17 at 4:00 p.m.

Crews from Jekyll Island Authority, Georgia Power, and many other organizations have been hard at work around the island today. Below is an updated list of advisories and openings.  

Jekyll Island Water Advisory – Return to regular use*
The boil water advisory has been lifted for Jekyll Island, with exception of the homes that sit within the boundaries of King, Lanier, the north side of Capt Wylly and west of Beachview Drive (Quality Inn is not included). See map here.

Water and wastewater services have returned to regular operations. Residents and guests may return to normal water and sanitary sewer use.

Curfew
The curfew has been lifted on Jekyll Island. GSP and other law enforcement agencies will still maintain an increased presence.

Businesses Open
The following Jekyll Island businesses are open. Unless otherwise noted, these businesses are open as of Friday, Sept. 15.

Hotel/Lodging

  • Days Inn
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Resort: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Club Resort
  • Jekyll Ocean Club
  • Jekyll Realty: Call for specific property info
  • Parker-Kauffman: Call for specific property info
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Villas by the Sea: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Westin Jekyll Island: Saturday, Sept. 16

Note: Most island hotels are offering a special discounted rate for locals. Please contact the property directly for more information.

Dining/Retail/Services

  • Ameris Bank
  • Caroline’s Flowers & Gifts: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Corsair Restaurant: Dinner only
  • Dairy Queen
  • Driftwood Bistro: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Flash Foods
  • Jekyll Island Beverage Center
  • Jekyll Island Club Café
  • Jekyll Island Club Grand Dining Room
  • Jekyll Market: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Kennedy Outfitters
  • Maxwell’s General Store
  • Red Bug Motors Pizza
  • The Reserve: Sunday, Sept. 17
  • Tonya’s
  • Tortuga Jacks: Live music tonight
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Wee Pub Beach
  • Zacharys Riverhouse: 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16

JIA Offices/Amenities Opening Update
Below is a list of opening dates for Jekyll Island Authority administrative offices, shops, and amenities.

  • Jekyll Island Authority admin offices:  Monday, Sept. 18
  • All public restrooms: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: closed until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Bike Barn: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Campground: closed until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Convention Center: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop & Driving Range: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Guest Information: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Mini Golf: Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Museum & Museum properties: 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18
  • Jekyll Island Tennis Center: 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18
  • Life is Good: Monday, Sept. 18
  • McCormick’s Grill: Monday, Sept. 18

Beach Crossovers
The vast majority of beach crossovers/accesses are lost or damaged and should not be used at this time. The ONLY beach access points that should be used at this time are as follows:

  • #18 – King
  • #25 – Capt Wylly
  • #26 – North bath house
  • #30 – Tortuga Jacks
  • #32 – Great Dunes Park
  • #36 – Jekyll Island Convention Center
  • #42 – Jekyll Ocean Club
  • #57 – South Dunes
  • #67 – St. Andrews

If you see caution tape on a crossover DO NOT attempt to use it, you will be in extreme danger. The access paths for Driftwood Beach are not accessible at this time because of fallen trees and debris.

Shelter Now Open
The American Red Cross has set up a shelter at Selden Park located at 100 Genoa Martin Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520.  The shelter is open and is available to anyone who needs lodging. The Salvation Army will be feeding those housed at the shelter.

If you are planning to go to the shelter, you should bring any prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. You should also include any special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys, and items needed by family members with unique needs.

The next update will be sent tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Water/Sewer and Tree Removal Update

Last updated 9/15/17 at 11:00 a.m.

Water/Sewer
The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Jekyll Island, with exception of the homes that sit within the boundaries of King, Lanier, the north side of Capt Wylly and west of Beachview Drive (Quality Inn is not included). See map here.

At this point we are still running lift stations manually with generators. This allows us to operate our wastewater system. Please continue to conserve water and limit flushing, our system could easily become overwhelmed if we are not cautious.

It is important to note, Jekyll Island has its own independent water and sewer system. Jekyll Island is not part of Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water Sewer. Any notices issued from JWSC do not apply to Jekyll Island.

Tree Removal
The Jekyll Island Authority is working to clear downed trees and limbs on public property. Trees that have fallen on leased property are the responsibility of the lessee. This means residents and businesses are responsible for having trees and limbs cleared on leased property.

As a result of action by Governor Deal and the State of Georgia, costs for debris removal will be reimbursed to local authorities. This means tree debris, including debris cut by private services, will be removed by the Jekyll Island Authority. This debris must be stacked in six- to eight-feet lengths and not placed on roadways or bike paths. Alternatively, tree services may remove the debris and deposit it in the JIA vegetative landfill.

During storm recovery you will NOT be required to use a JIA approved tree company. You are permitted to use any tree company you wish for tree removal. A list of area tree services was provided in a previous update. See www.jekyllisland.com/irma for this list.

Additionally, tree permits will NOT be required to remove a tree that has fallen on your property, is lying on your home or property, or poses a safety risk. Permits will resume once recovery is complete, and a notice will be sent accordingly.

JIA continues its island-wide assessment of all downed and dangerous trees, on both public and private properties, to inventory and track trees that will be removed.

The next update will be issued later today, September 15, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Phase 2 Re-entry in Effect

Last updated 9/14/17 at 4:00 p.m. 

This morning we opened the gates to Jekyll Island, and welcomed home our residents and businesses. We are in Phase 2 of the Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan, which is public access.

We continue to ask that everyone allow residents, homeowners, and businesses to return to the island first. It is also imperative that clean up and power crews be allowed to work and should not be interrupted. Recovery will go much faster if everyone will remain at their homes and let the crews complete their work.

Today, the teams have been working on removing debris from the Historic District, bike paths, and the interior roads. The bike paths on south end in the maritime forest are flooded and closed until further notice. Roads may be closed periodically throughout the island as crews continue to work.

Hotels, shops, and restaurants are beginning to reopen on the island, and on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Jekyll Island Convention Center will host its first post-Irma group.

Salvation Army Dinner Tonight
Tonight, the Salvation Army will host a dinner canteen for residents and workers. The canteen will be located in the parking lot of beach crossover #26, located on North Beachview Drive, just south of the Holiday Inn Resort. Dinner is free and will start at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

Safety & Curfew
GSP teams remain in place on Jekyll, and will continue to have an increased presence on the island to ensure law and order until recovery is complete. The safety and security of the Island is our priority and looting will not be tolerated. Curfew is still in effect from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. 

Water/Sewer
The entire island is still under a boil water advisory, and our sewer system is very fragile. Please limit toilet flushing and do not run showers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.

Power
Today, more than 50% of the island is still without power. Georgia Power is working diligently, but please be patient. Some context, after Hurricane Matthew there were 1,300 personnel in Glynn County working to restore power. Currently there are only 300 personnel in the county. Their resources are spread thin throughout Georgia and southeast. Please note, outage maps online are not functioning, instead use www.georgiapower.com/storm and set up for outage alerts. If you are without power, or have questions/concerns, please call 1-888-891-0938.

Tree Removal
Please note, your tree company MUST remove the tree and all related debris once work is complete. JIA cannot be responsible for this debris removal. The JIA is completing an island-wide assessment of all downed and dangerous trees, on both public and private properties, to inventory and track trees that will be removed. Please see the earlier notice regarding permits and resources at jekyllisland.com/irma.

JIA Closings Update
Georgia Sea Turtle Center: Only exhibit gallery and gift shop will be open on Monday while the patients begin to return. Full opening will be announced at a later time.

Beach Crossings
The vast majority of beach crossovers/accesses are lost or damaged and should not be used at this time. Please see earlier notice for a list of beach access points that can be used at this time at jekyllsialnd.com/irma.

Cable and Phone
Please check with your service provider for updates on outages and restoration. 

Trash Collection
Waste Management will begin regularly scheduled pickups on Monday, Sept. 18

JIA Debris Removal Schedule
The JIA will issue a zoned pick-up schedule later this week.

Fraud Alert
Please be aware of possible scams you may encounter during recovery (list below). If your home or business has sustained damage your first call should be to your insurance company, before any calls are made to hire repair services.

FEMA
There have been some people going door-to-door in neighboring counties attempting to impersonate FEMA employees. They are wearing vest with “FEMA” on them. They have asked for money up front in exchange for future services. Please be on the lookout for anyone attempting to do this. FEMA will NEVER ask for money.

Form Completion Services
Beware of people charging a fee to help you complete disaster assistance forms, such as FEMA or GEMA, or obtaining assistance checks. These services are provided free through FEMA and the Red Cross.

Phony Inspectors
Never let anyone in until you have verified they have the appropriate credentials. Always ask for a telephone number so you can confirm the inspector is working for an authorized agency.

Government Grant Offers
Be aware of entities offering “free grant money” for flood repair or disaster relief. A true grant is free and never requires any up-front fees or repayment. Check with a regional or state economic development office to see if they know of grant programs for which you might qualify, or contact your local social service agency for information or assistance.

Contractors
Be aware of contractors claiming to have business licenses but are unable to provide documentation. Some may even charge high prices and claim that you will be reimbursed from government entities for payment of services. Always use a reputable company.

 

The next update will be issued tomorrow, September 15, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Tomorrow’s Phase 2 Re-entry – additional updates

Last updated 9/13/17 at 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. we will move into Phase 2 of the Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan, public access. We ask that residents, homeowners, and businesses be allowed to return to the island first, and give the crews time and space to complete storm clean up and power restoration before visiting.

A full notice with re-entry details was issued earlier today, to review that notice please visit jekyllisland.com/irma

Below is some additional information regarding tomorrow’s re-entry:

Water & Sewer
There are still multiple water main breaks throughout the island, and the entire island remains under a boil water notice.

It is critical to conserve all water and not use the sewer system. The sewer system is still fragile, so please limit flushing toilets, and do not run dishwashers or clothes washers, do not use the shower or fill your bathtub, and do not use any outdoor water including irrigation systems. Any additional pressure or stress on our systems could be catastrophic to the infrastructure and personal property.

JIA Closings
Below is a list of closings for Jekyll Island Authority administrative offices, shops, and amenities.

  • Jekyll Island Authority admin offices: open Monday, Sept. 18
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: closed until further notice
  • McCormick’s Grill: open Monday, Sept. 18
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: open Monday, Sept. 18
  • Jekyll Island Museum & Museum properties: closed until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Mini Golf: open Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Bike Barn: open Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Tennis Center: closed until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Guest Information: open Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Jekyll Island Campground: closed until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Convention Center: open Monday, Sept. 18
  • Life is Good: open Saturday, Sept. 16
  • All public restrooms: open Saturday, Sept. 16

This is not a complete list of island closings, please contact island businesses directly for more information.

The next update will be issued tomorrow afternoon, September 14, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Phase 2 Re-entry in Effect Tomorrow

Last updated 9/13/17 at 3:45 p.m.

On Thursday, September 14, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Jekyll Island will move into Phase 2 of our Re-entry Plan. Phase two for Jekyll Island is public access. Please be aware, the island is still without clean water and full power (see below).

We strongly urge you to allow Jekyll Island residents, homeowners, and businesses to return to the island first, before visitors. It is crucial that these groups, along with our recovery crews, are given the space and time needed to complete recovery before visitors arrive.

It is imperative that clean up and power crews be allowed to work and should not be interrupted. Recovery will go much faster if everyone will remain at their homes and let the crews complete their work.

If you have travel planned to Jekyll Island, please contact your hotel or rental property directly for an update on property conditions.

What to expect when you return:

Bridges
Georgia DOT has confirmed that the Jekyll Island Downing Musgrove Causeway bridges are safe to be traveled by the public.

Storm Debris
Teams have done an incredible job and the vast majority of roads on the Island. Homes and businesses are accessible, but you may experience detours. The bike paths are impassable and are extremely dangerous. DO NOT attempt to navigate paths at this time.

Water & Sewer
The Jekyll Island Water & Wastewater plant now has power, and island lift stations are running on generators. There is still a boil-water advisory in effect for Jekyll Island until further notice.

Power
There are still power lines down on the island, and power is unreliable or completely out. Please use the upmost caution when you return. It is imperative that the power crews be allowed to work and should not be interrupted. Any questions about individual properties should be directed to Georgia Power at 888-660-5890. We anticipate that Georgia Power crews will remain on-island during daylight hours until they fully restore power, but their resources are stretched very thin with storm response throughout the southeast. Please check the Georgia Power outage map (http://outagemap.georgiapower.com ) for more information.

Safety & Security
Georgia State Patrol and Military Police teams are currently in place on Jekyll, and will continue to have an increased presence on the island to ensure law and order until recovery is complete. The safety and security of the island is our priority.

Curfew
Curfew will continue on Jekyll Island until further notice. Curfew begins at 10 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. During a curfew, it is prohibited for any person to appear in public in the territory subject to the curfew, including but not limited to, streets, highways, alleys, sidewalks, vacant lots, parks, public buildings or any other public places on Jekyll Island during the stated hours of the curfew.

Beach Crossovers
The vast majority of beach crossovers/accesses are lost or damaged and should not be used at this time. The ONLY beach access points that should be used at this time are as follows:

  • #18 – King
  • #26 – north bath house
  • #30 – Tortuga Jacks
  • #32
  • #36
  • #42
  • #57 – South Dunes
  • #67 – St. Andrews

If you see caution tape on a crossover DO NOT attempt to use it, you will be in extreme danger. The access paths for Driftwood Beach are not accessible at this time because of fallen trees and debris. 

Gas
Flash Foods will be open tomorrow, September 14, 2017.

Cable and Phone
Please check with your service provider for updates on outages and restoration.

Trash Collection
Waste Management will begin regularly scheduled pickups on Monday.

JIA Debris Removal Schedule
The JIA will issue a zoned pick-up schedule later this week.

Airport
The Jekyll Island Airport will reopen tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., along with the rest of the island.

What can I do to help?
We ask that everyone allow Jekyll Island residents, homeowners, and businesses to return to the island first, and give the crews time to complete storm clean up and power restoration before visiting. We also ask residents and businesses to please stay off of the roads as much as possible to allow crews to continue clean up and repairs.

Tree removal
During storm recovery you will NOT be required to use a JIA approved tree company. You are permitted to use any tree company you wish for tree removal. A list of area tree services is provided below. This is not a complete list. Additionally, tree permits will NOT be required to remove a tree that has fallen on your property, is lying on your home or property, or poses a safety risk. Permits will resume once recovery is complete, and a notice will be sent accordingly.

Please note, your tree company MUST remove the tree and all related debris once work is complete. JIA cannot be responsible for this debris removal.

Forestview Tree Service
Justin Snell
Office) 912-634-3581
Cell) 912-577-1011

Affordable Tree Service
Mike Barta
Office) 912-297-0029
Cell) 912-202-6025

Big John’s Tree Service, Inc.
John Grant
Office) 912-264-7503
Cell) 912-996-0582

Bennett’s Tree Service
Donnie Bennett
Cell) 912-242-5437

Stump Sam Tree Service
912-266-2003

D&M’s Tree Services
912-571-7249

Wright’s Tree Service
912-816-5254
912-816-5255

Additional updates will be issued as information is available.


Hurricane Irma: Phase 1 Re-entry Update

Last updated 9/13/17 at 10:30 a.m.

Nine different departments from throughout JIA are on-island working diligently to repair the damage from Hurricane Irma. They are working side-by-side with teams from DNR Chainsaw Strike Force, Georgia National Guard, Ft. Wayne (Alabama) Water, and Brunswick Glynn County Joint Water Sewer, with support from Georgia State Patrol and Military Police.

It is important to reiterate there are a massive number of downed trees and power lines, and there is much work yet to be done. Georgia Power crews are on-island, but their resources are spread incredibly thin because of the widespread storm damage throughout the southeast.

It is critical to conserve all water and not use the sewer system. This means do not flush toilets, run dishwashers or clothes washers, use the shower or fill your bathtub, or use any outdoor water including irrigation systems. Any additional pressure or stress on our systems could be catastrophic to the infrastructure and personal property.

Jekyll Island will remain in Phase 1 of the Re-entry Plan until further notice. Georgia State Patrol will not allow people on Jekyll until roads are clear, water is safe, and emergency services are up and running. Law enforcement personnel are stationed at checkpoints throughout Glynn County and are restricting access to those who do not meet the requirements for re-entry to the entire county.

The next update will be issued later today, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Phase 1 Re-entry Update

Last updated 9/12/17 at 6:40 p.m.

The Jekyll Island Authority assessment team has made multiple trips through the island today and has already set many recovery efforts in motion. There were a significant number of trees and power lines down around the island. JIA crews along with DNR Chainsaw Strike Force and Georgia National Guard have been hard at work all day, and work will continue tomorrow.

The team saw minimal structural damage on the island, most homes are in good shape, but some have sustained damage. Every business on the island has been visited and all are in-tact with no flooding. Some shops sustained very minor, cosmetic damage.

It appears that we did experience a substantial amount of beach erosion, breeching some dune fields throughout the east side of the island. Many beach crossovers are gone, and many are damaged and will need to be assessed.

Curfew & Re-entry

It is not safe to be out and about on the Island right now, and curfew remains in effect from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.

We are currently in Phase 1 of the Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan. Georgia State Patrol will not allow people onto Jekyll until roads are clear, water is safe, and emergency services are up and running. You can review the Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan on jekyllisland.com/irma.

GSP, DNR Law Enforcement, and Military Police teams remain in place, and will continue to have an increased presence on the island to ensure law and order until recovery is complete. The safety and security of the Island is our priority and looting will not be tolerated.

Power

Restoring power to the Jekyll Island wastewater plant is one of our top priorities. Phase 2 re-entry will not be activated until the island has clean, safe water.

Georgia Power crews have been working day and night throughout the state. Please be patient and understand that Georgia Power is incredibly taxed at this time, with crews deployed throughout the state, and back up crews already deployed in Texas and Florida.

Water & Sewer

There are many water main breaks throughout the island, and there is still an island-wide boil water notice. If you have water at your home it is critical to conserve all water and not tax the sewer system.

  • Do not flush toilets
  • Do not run dishwashers or clothes washers
  • Do not use the shower or fill your bathtub
  • Turn off all sprinklers and irrigation systems
  • Do not use pressure washers or any other outdoor use of water

The next update will be issued tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.


Hurricane Irma: Phase 1 Re-entry in Effect

Last updated 9/12/17 at 11:00 a.m.

Today, the Jekyll Island Authority implemented Phase 1 of our re-entry plan. Phase 1 includes critical workforce conducting life safety operations and essential infrastructure emergency support personnel. These personnel have been supplied with a green critical workforce disaster re-entry permit. A form of personal ID, such as a driver’s license, and a business ID will also suffice for re-entry.

If you are not already on the critical workforce list, no new approvals will be given out at this time.

Phase 1 re-entry to Jekyll Island is only accessible via exit 29. Law enforcement personnel at checkpoints throughout Glynn County will be restricting re-entry to those who do not meet the requirements for Phase 1 Jekyll Island re-entry.

Damage assessments are currently in progress. It is vital for crews to work uninterrupted by traffic or questions. Every minute Jekyll Island limits access increases the speed of our recovery.

It is not safe to be out and about on the island right now, and curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Georgia Power is conducting their initial assessment. Their top priority on Jekyll Island is restoring power to the waste water treatment plant. It is our understanding that there is significant damage to the power infrastructure throughout the county, including Jekyll Island.

We will only implement Phase 2 of re-entry (public access) once roads are clear, water is safe, and emergency services are up and running. You can review the Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan on jekyllisland.com/irma.

We cannot give updates on individual homes or businesses at this time. The next update will be issued later today, Tuesday, September 12.


Hurricane Irma: Update

Last updated 9/11/17 at 5:20 p.m.

Late this afternoon, we deployed an initial assessment team to Jekyll Island. Tomorrow morning, conditions permitting, we intend to continue this effort with the larger team. They will determine the full extent of damage and, where possible, begin to activate recovery efforts.

For those of you who are currently on-island, please continue to shelter-in-place and stay off of the roads. For those of you away from home, we understand that the storm has disrupted your lives, however re-entry into Glynn County, and onto Jekyll Island, is prohibited until further notice.

Widespread power outages, downed trees and power lines, flooding, and a lack of water and sewer capabilities, create a life-threatening combination. It is simply not safe to be on Jekyll Island. Law enforcement personnel, at various checkpoints throughout the county and at the Downing Musgrove Causeway, will be restricting re-entry.

We will issue the next update tomorrow morning.


Jekyll Island: Boil Water Notice

Last updated 9/11/17 at 11:00 a.m.

Water pressure has dropped significantly, and Jekyll Island is now under an inland-wide boil water advisory.

You are advised to boil water for 1 minute past a rolling boil before using it for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth. Infants, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly careful.

Because of current storm conditions, it is unknown when the advisory will be lifted.


Hurricane Irma: Update

Last updated 9/11/17 at 10:30 a.m.

Jekyll Island is experiencing 40-50mph winds and a threat of severe storm surge. This will continue throughout the afternoon. The possibility of tornadoes still exists. Anyone remaining on-island should continue to shelter-in-place. This is still a very serious situation. Storm conditions are dangerous and it is not safe to travel. Do not leave your homes, and stay off the roadways.

Re-entry & Curfew

Re-entry to Jekyll Island has not been activated. Do not return to the island. There is a Military Police officer stationed at the causeway and you will not be permitted to enter Jekyll Island. The Sidney Lanier Bridge also remains closed, and Jekyll Island emergency personnel are not responding to calls.

Jekyll Island curfew is still in effect, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., until further notice. The Georgia State Patrol, DNR Law Enforcement, and Military Police are patrolling both the causeway and the island to ensure the protection of life and property.

ALERT: Water/Sewer Services Off

Because of a significant loss of pressure and the continuing storm conditions, water services have been shut off island-wide. Power outages have shut down sewer services as well. At this point, it is unknown when services will be restored.

As the storm progresses and conditions change, we will continue to issue updates.


Hurricane Irma: Update

Last updated 9/10/17 at 4:45 p.m.

Jekyll Island is currently experiencing strong winds that will increase throughout the evening. Anyone remaining on-island is urged to shelter-in-place.

There is still a tropical storm warning in place, as well as a storm surge warning. The area is expecting to see winds over 58 mph, storm surge of 4–6 feet on the oceanfront, and a flooding risk of 2–3 feet in low lying neighborhoods. In addition, a possibility of river flooding is predicted, as well as 5–10 inches of rain.

At this time, based on current projections, we will not shut down central services (water and sewer). Per the JIA disaster plan, we will continue to monitor the storm and keep our system operational as long as possible. If conditions worsen, we will update appropriately and issue an update at that time.

The Downing Musgrove Causeway and the Sidney Lanier Bridge are both closed, and Jekyll Island emergency personnel are not responding to calls.

Jekyll Island curfew is still in effect, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., until further notice. The Georgia State Patrol, DNR law enforcement, and Military Police are patrolling both the causeway and the island to ensure the protection of life and property.

As the storm progresses up Florida, we will continue to issue updates.


Hurricane Irma: Update

Last updated 9/10/17 at 9:30 a.m.

Glynn County remains under a tropical storm warning, as well as hurricane and storm surge watches. Hurricane Matthew-like high winds and severe storm surge are expected this afternoon and evening. The storm is also producing a great risk of tornadoes.

The Downing Musgrove Causeway has been closed, and the Sidney Lanier Bridge is closing at noon.

All Jekyll Island emergency personnel will be standing down starting at noon today.

We are delaying the shut off of central services (water and sewer) until after today’s 2 p.m. briefing, in coordination with Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water Sewer.

Glynn County remains under a mandatory evacuation. It is not safe to return to Glynn County until reentry procedures are enacted.

Jekyll Island curfew is still in effect, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., until further notice. The Georgia State Patrol has additional troopers on the island, and DNR law enforcement is also on patrol.

As the storm progresses up the Florida coast, we will continue to assess plans. The next update will be issued today after 3 p.m.


Hurricane Irma: Update

Last updated 9/9/17 at 4:15 p.m.

A tropical storm warning, as well as hurricane and storm surge watches, have been issued for all areas of Glynn County, including Jekyll Island. A nor’easter may impact the area as early as Sunday morning, bringing 40-60 mph winds, heavy rains, and coastal flooding. Additionally, we now face an increased threat of tornadoes as early as Sunday evening, due to being in an area Northeast of Irma’s center. Severe storm surge and widespread power outages can be expected.

Hurricane Irma has not made landfall on the mainland U.S., and has the potential to be extremely unpredictable. Any shift eastward will have disastrous consequences for this area. Glynn County remains under a mandatory evacuation. It is not safe to return to Glynn County until reentry procedures are enacted.

Jekyll Island curfew is still in effect, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., until further notice. The Georgia State Patrol has added additional troopers to the island, and DNR law enforcement will also be on patrol.

Based on the most recent storm projections, plans to close the Downing Musgrove Causeway and shut off central services, including water and sewer, at 9 a.m. on Sunday remain intact. The causeway will be barricaded and no entry will be permitted until re-entry in activated.

Georgia DOT will be closing the Sidney Lanier Bridge at noon on Sunday.

As the storm progresses toward the Florida coast, we will continue to assess our plans. The next update will be issued Sunday morning after 10 a.m.


Hurricane Irma: Jekyll Island Evacuation Update

Last updated 9/8/17 at 5:00 p.m.

Curfew

The Jekyll Island Authority has issued a curfew. Curfew will begin tonight, Friday, September 8, at 10 p.m. and will be enforced by Georgia State Patrol. Curfew will remain in place daily, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., until further notice.

During a curfew, it is prohibited for any person to appear in public in the territory subject to the curfew, including but not limited to, streets, highways, alleys, sidewalks, vacant lots, parks, public buildings or any other public places on Jekyll Island during the stated hours of the curfew.

Final Evacuation & Services

In coordination with the Georgia State Patrol, all Jekyll Island Authority staff, including emergency responders and fire department personnel, will evacuate the island and close the Downing Musgrove Causeway on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. After the exit of this final group, the causeway will be barricaded and no entry will be permitted until re-entry in activated (see below).

Based on health and safety concerns, and in accordance with the JIA emergency plan, central services such as water and sewer will be shut off on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. This is an updated timeline, based on the latest storm projections.

We strongly encourage everyone to follow the mandatory evacuation orders and leave Jekyll Island immediately. This storm is incredibly serious and should not be underestimated. If you chose to stay, be prepared to be self-sufficient during and after the storm, with no assistance from emergency response or the support of utilities.

Re-entry Plan
The Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan is the same plan enacted following Hurricane Matthew, and balances the need for restricted access for protection of the community, while allowing the public re-entry for recovery. When conditions allow, access will occur in two (2) phases.

Phase 1: Pre-approved and authorized Critical Workforce only. This may include, but is not limited to, public works for roadway passage, public safety personnel, utility personnel (sanitation, water, electrical, fuel, telephone, etc.), and government personnel or governmental contractors, to restore critical infrastructure, public safety and health services. Identification and pre-authorization is required. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and Military Police (MP) will staff the re-entry check point to restrict access to Jekyll Island during Phase 1.

Phase 2: The following conditions must be in place before Phase 2 access is permitted; 1) clear roads, 2) safe water, and 3) emergency services in place and the opening of hospital to transport patients if needed.  

Phase 2 is full public access. No identification required. Please note, this plan differs slightly from the Glynn County plan. Glynn County will have check points set up throughout the county with increased phased access. The only approved access route to Jekyll Island will be via I-95 at exit 29 to Hwy 17 directly to the Jekyll Island Downing Musgrove Causeway.

For continuing updates, please to refer to the Jekyll Island web site.


PSA: Travel not restricted within Glynn County

Last updated 9/8/17 at 9:58 a.m.

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga.- The Glynn County Board of Commissioners would like to advise the public that during the period of the mandatory evacuation, travel within Glynn County is not restricted. Residents are free to travel to and from their homes until the onset of tropical storm force winds. The public will be notified in advance of road closures and when they will be implemented.

Glynn County Parks and the St. Simons Island pier are closed effective immediately until further notice.

Republic Services is suspending trash collection immediately for Glynn County and the City of Brunswick and will not pick up any garbage, recycling, and yard waste until further notice. Residents are requested to have their solid waste containers tied down and secured prior to evacuating.

The Need a Ride Program has been activated for Glynn County and will remain in effect on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.  People who need a ride should go to pick up points listed below from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  If people need to evacuate pets through the Need a Ride Program, you will need to report to the Lanier Plaza pick up area and have their animals in crates. You will be taken to the nearest Red Cross shelter.

The Need a Ride pick up location are:

  • Mary Ross Park
  • Colonial Mall
  • United Pentecostal Church
  • Harris Teeter (St. Simons Island)
  • Bay Harbor Church of God
  • Lanier Plaza (Pet Pick-up)

Please contact the Red Cross for a list of available shelters at http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery/find-an-open-shelter.  There will be no shelters in Glynn County, other coastal counties, or counties immediately adjacent to coastal counties in accordance with guidelines provided by the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

If you are planning to evacuate to a shelter, you should bring any prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. You should also include any special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys, and items needed by family members with unique needs.


PSA: Mandatory Evacuation for Glynn County

Last updated 9/7/17 at 9:45 p.m.

A mandatory evacuation has been issued beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8 for Glynn County, including Jekyll Island. Everyone is strongly encouraged to evacuate. Evacuation route maps can be found here.

Emergency management officials use a mandatory evacuation as a protective action in certain emergencies to help save the lives of residents, guests and first responders. Upon receiving a mandatory evacuation order, you should leave as quickly as possible. Mandatory evacuation orders should not be ignored.

Those who ignore mandatory evacuation orders should be prepared to be self-sufficient during the storm, and for the immediate days following the storm. Utilities will not be available and may be damaged for an extended period of time. High winds and water could isolate those who chose to stay for long periods of time.

In addition, public safety officials will not risk lives to respond to emergency calls during a mandatory evacuation.

You are urged to take action to ensure the safety of yourself and your family.


Public Notice: Mandatory Evacuation Called

Last updated 9/7/17 at 6:30 p.m.

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga.- The Glynn County Board of Commissioners has called for a mandatory evacuation for ALL OF GLYNN COUNTY effective at 8:00 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.  Residents should evacuate immediately.

Following Governor Deal’s declaration of a State of Emergency, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners and the City of Brunswick have issued a State of Emergency for Glynn County. County offices and courts will be closed starting 12:00 noon on Friday, September 8, and will remain closed on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12.

Impacts from Hurricane Irma are expected to be felt in Glynn County beginning Saturday night. As the storm gets closer to our area, impacts will continue to amplify.  Damaging winds, heavy rain, and flooding are likely.  Life threatening storm surge is possible with large destructive surf.  Dangerous rip currents and significant beach erosion is anticipated. These weather conditions are likely to cause downed trees and power outages that could last for several days.

Republic Services is suspending trash collection immediately for Glynn County and the City of Brunswick and will not pick up any garbage, recycling, and yard waste until further notice. Residents are requested to have their solid waste containers tied down and secured prior to evacuating.

The Need a Ride Program has been activated for Glynn County and will remain in effect on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.  People who need a ride should go to pick up points listed below from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  If people need to evacuate pets through the Need a Ride Program, you will need to report to the Lanier Plaza pick up area. You will be taken to the nearest Red Cross shelter.

The Need a Ride pick up location are:

  • Mary Ross Park
  • Colonial Mall
  • United Pentecostal Church
  • Harris Teeter (St. Simons Island)
  • Bay Harbor Church of God
  • Lanier Plaza (Pet Pick-up)

Please contact the Red Cross for a list of available shelters at http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery/find-an-open-shelter.  There will be no shelters in Glynn County, other coastal counties, or counties immediately adjacent to coastal counties in accordance with guidelines provided by the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

If you are planning to evacuate to a shelter, you should bring any prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. You should also include any special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys, and items needed by family members with unique needs.

The Glynn County Animal Control Department is closed and has stopped intake. They will evacuate the animals currently at the shelter to safety.

A map of evacuation routes for Glynn County is attached. For more information on storm related concerns, please visit: https://glynncounty.org/773/Severe-Weather-TS-Hurricane-Updates. A link is also available in the Emergency Alert Banner on www.glynncounty.org.


Mandatory Evacuation Ordered for Glynn County

Last updated 9/7/17 at 4:00 p.m.

In accordance with the Jekyll Island Authority storm preparedness plan and Governor Deal’s mandatory evacuation of coastal Georgia, all JIA staff, including emergency responders and fire department personnel, will be removed from Jekyll Island Saturday September 9, 2017, and will remain off-island until further notice. If storm conditions worsen this timeline may accelerate.

Because of environmental and health concerns, JIA will also be shutting off central services such as water and sewer on Saturday September 9, 2017, in accordance with the emergency plan. You should also anticipate power, phone, and cable outages to begin as the storm approaches.

Residents, visitors, and businesses are strongly encouraged to evacuate Jekyll Island in accordance with the mandatory evacuation order.

Please continue to refer to Glynn County EMA for updates, and the Jekyll Island website for closings and updates.

Jekyll Island Authority Closings:

The Jekyll Island Authority will be closing all amenities and offices starting at noon, Friday, September 8, 2017. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center will be closed all day Friday to allow for the transfer of patients.

JIA closings:

  • Jekyll Island Authority admin offices: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: closed Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Museum & Museum properties: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Mini Golf: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Bike Barn: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Tennis Center: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Guest Information Center: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Jekyll Island Campground: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Life is Good: closed noon Friday until further notice
  • Summer Waves: closed for the season

Shrimp & Grits Festival:

Based on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, and to ensure the safety of guests and vendors, the 2017 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, scheduled for September 15-17, 2017, has been cancelled. At this point we have no concrete plans to reschedule the festival, and will be in touch as we review potential options.


Deal Issues Evacuation Order for Coastal Georgia

Last updated 9/17/17 at 2:20 p.m. 

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 24 additional counties, with a total of 30 counties now included in a state of emergency. Deal also issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas east of I-95, all of Chatham County and some areas west of I-95 that could be impacted by potential storm surge from Hurricane Irma. The executive order also authorized up to 5,000 Georgia National Guard members to be on state active duty to support Hurricane Irma response and recovery. The state of emergency prohibits price gouging for all goods and services related to the storm. Read the executive order here.

“The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Irma,” said Deal. “I encourage all Georgians in our coastal areas that could be impacted by this storm to evacuate the area as soon as possible. Beginning Saturday, a mandatory evacuation order will take effect for Chatham County, all areas east of I-95 and some areas west of I-95 that could be impacted by this catastrophic hurricane and storm surge. GEMA/HS continues leading our preparedness efforts as we coordinate with federal, state and local officials to safely evacuate the coastal areas, provide public shelter and minimize the disruption of traffic. Finally, I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in Hurricane Irma’s path.”

The 30 counties under a state of emergency are: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne and Ware Counties.

Gov. Deal and the State Operation Command Team will hold a news conference Friday morning at 10 a.m. to provide updates on storm preparations. 

GEMA/HS is coordinating disaster preparedness efforts along with the Georgia Department of Defense (GA DoD), the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Please see below for resources and updates from each of the agencies.

Sheltering and state park information are available on the GEMA/HS website or by calling 1-800-TRY-GEMA.

Contraflow on I-16 will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.


Public Notice

Last updated 9/7/17 at 12:45 p.m.

Glynn County officials monitoring Hurricane Irma

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga.- Glynn County would like to advise the public of the potential threats that are anticipated with Hurricane Irma. While there have been minor changes in the track of the storm, the potential for heavy rain, flooding in low lying areas, and damaging winds as a result of Hurricane Irma is increasing for Glynn County, and residents should prepare accordingly. Current weather conditions are being caused by a nor’easter off the coast that will bring soaking rains prior to impacts felt by Hurricane Irma.

As we continue to monitor the track of the storm, we would advise Glynn County residents to make the appropriate preparations. Although there are no evacuations in place for Glynn County at this time, residents should review their family emergency plans and register your cell phone and/or email addresses in the CodeRED system in order to receive emergency alerts when you are away from home. You can register for CodeRED and find helpful tips on hurricane preparedness on the Hurricane Irma Updates Glynn County webpage: https://www.glynncounty.org/773/Severe-Weather-TS-Hurricane-Updates.

The storm could pose a threat to the region within 72 hours. For the latest information on Hurricane Irma, you can visit the National Weather Service Jacksonville’s website at http://www.weather.gov/jax/. The top of their home page contains a link to the latest briefing for our area. Glynn County officials continue to monitor the storm and will provide another update this evening, on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Glynn County BOC Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/glynncountyboc

Glynn County’s Emergency Advisory Radio System
104.9 FM

Glynn County Hurricane Irma Updates
https://www.glynncounty.org/773/Severe-Weather-TS-Hurricane-Updates

National Weather Service Jacksonville
http://www.weather.gov/jax/


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