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Posted on: September 10, 2017

Camden County Under Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning

Camden County Emergency Management Officials emphasize that all of Camden County is under a voluntary evacuation and per the State of Georgia Executive Order made by Governor Deal all areas east of I-95 are under a mandatory evacuation

Camden County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning, a Storm Surge Warning, a Hurricane Watch, and a Flash Flood Watch. Tonight in Camden County, Tropical Storm conditions are expected with Hurricane conditions possible.

The National Weather Service warns that the primary time period of impact remains late Sunday through Monday, with possible effects including tropical storm to hurricane force winds. While no roads are closed at this time, conditions are due to deteriorate with the incoming storm and may make driving hazardous. Citizens are strongly encouraged to stay off of local roads. Five to ten inches of rainfall and up to four to six feet of storm surge are expected along the coastal areas of the county in addition to flooding, high winds, and possible tornadoes. 

At this time, there are no plans to cut off water or sewer service in Camden County. Water service will be maintained unless widespread power outages prompt shut downs to maintain the public health safety due to potential for sewer spills and sewer backing up into homes.

Hurricane Irma has made landfall in the Florida Keys and Camden County officials continue to monitor the storm and advise the public to prepare for deteriorating weather conditions. Continue to monitor the progress of the hurricane through the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. Regular updates will be posted to the Camden County website and our Facebook pages for Camden County Government and Camden County EMA. Please sign up for CodeRED to receive emergency notifications. Residents may call 1-866-868-4351 toll-free to get answers to frequently asked questions about Hurricane Irma’s impact on Camden County.

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