09/28/22 Evening Update

Posted on September 28, 2022 - 5:41 PM

Chatham County is under a Hurricane Watch, Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Warning. A Flood Watch has been issued until 8 AM, Saturday, October 1. Hurricane Ian has sustained winds of ­­­­­­140 mph and is moving N, NE at 8 mph. Ian is a Category 4 hurricane with sustained Tropical Storm force winds approximately 192 miles south of Chatham County. Potential impacts to our area are expected Thursday and Friday and include Tropical Storm winds, potential isolated tornadoes, 4-8” of rainfall, coastal flooding, and elevated tides.

If you have not done so, you can sign up for CEMA Alerts at https://chathamemergency.org/ or text CEMA to 77295 to receive up to date information as it becomes available.

Make sure you have your personal emergency plans and emergency kits prepared. Consider supplies you would need if the power were down for a few days. For example: hygiene supplies, first aid, medications, pet supplies (vet records, favorite toys), general supplies such as batteries and flashlights, food and water. Include non-perishable foods that you and your family eat on a regular basis. Visit https://ready.chathamcountyga.gov/ for more info.

Secure loose or lightweight items outside your house or business that could become hazardous with strong winds. 

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact CEMA at 912-201-4500.