Chatham County is under a Hurricane Watch, Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Warning. Hurricane Ian has sustained winds at 155 mph and is moving N, NE at 9 mph. Sustained winds are approximately 233 miles south of Chatham County. Ian is a Category 4 hurricane. Potential impacts to our area are expected Thursday and Friday and include gusty winds that are potentially Tropical Storm strength, potential isolated tornadoes, 4-8” of rainfall, and elevated tides.
If you have not done so, you can sign up for CEMA Alerts at chathamemergency.org or text CEMA to 77295 to receive up to date information as it becomes available.
This is the time to review your personal emergency plans and replenishing and/or creating emergency kits. Visit ready.chathamcountyga.gov for more information.
Prepare your home and secure loose or lightweight items outside your house or business. Look around your home for any areas that could be affected by heavy rainfall. For example, take time to clear out your gutters and check for any debris gathering on your roof. Large amounts of debris left on your roof during a storm could cause your roof to weaken and leave you with a leak.