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Posted on: September 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian

Camden County Board of Commissioners have issued a State of Emergency Declaration effective Tuesday, September 27, 2022, until rescinded. Officials from the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine jointly agreed to close all local government offices Wednesday, September 28, 2022, through Friday, September 30, 2022. The safety of our staff and customers are our first priority. 

All Camden County residents should prepare now for tropical activity and rapidly changing conditions and are urged to secure loose outdoor objects. Take all precautions to protect life and property. 

Camden County residents should strongly consider voluntary evacuation in low lying areas. Locations that have flooded in the past are likely to flood during this tropical event.

Watches and Warnings

Camden County is currently (As of 09/28/2022 at 11:00 a.m.) in the following watches/warnings:

  • STORM SURGE WARNING
  • HURRICANE WATCH (Coastal Camden)
  • TROPICAL STORM WATCH (Inland Camden)
  • TROPICAL STORM WARNING (Coastal Camden)
  • FLOOD WATCH 

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.

A Hurricane Watch means hurricane-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force wind are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.

Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. 

Please take time now to prepare for tropical cyclone impacts to our area. Continue to monitor trusted sources for additional updates.

Sandbags

Sand and a limited number of sandbags are available for Camden County residents. You must visit the Public Works Department, during regular business hours, to retrieve sandbags. All locations are self-service and you need to bring your own shovel. Click on the maps below to enlarge the image. 

09/28/2022 UPDATE:

A limited number of sandbags are still available at all locations. 

Sandbag Locations Closure Times:

  • Kingsland: 132 Royal Parkway - 5:00 p.m.
  • St. Marys: 819 Point Peter Road - 3:30 p.m.
  • Woodbine: 
    • 1144 Godley Avenue (Camden County) - 5:00 p.m.
    • 1714 Bedell Avenue (City of Woodbine) - 5:00 p.m.

Sand Locations:

  • Kingsland: 132 Royal Parkway
  • St. Marys: 819 Point Peter Road
  • Woodbine: 
    • 1144 Godley Avenue (Camden County)
    • 1714 Bedell Avenue (City of Woodbine)

Public Works/Sandbag Locations:

  • Kingsland: 132 Royal Parkway 
  • St. Marys: 819 Point Peter Road
  • Woodbine:
    • 1004 Bedell Old Plantation Road (Camden County)
    • 1714 Bedell Avenue (City of Woodbine)

Kingsland Sand and Sandbag Map

St. Marys Sand and Sandbag Map

Camden County Sand and Sandbag Map

Woodbine Sand and Sandbag Map

Prepare for Ian

Residents should prepare now for tropical activity and rapidly changing conditions and are strongly encouraged to secure loose outdoor objects and clear clogged gutters. Ian is forecast to impact our community beginning Wednesday and impacts may include heavy rain, wind, and an increasing threat of tornadoes. Areas that have flooded in the past may flood during this tropical event. Households should review their emergency plans and check their emergency supply kits. More preparedness information is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ready.gov

Local residents are also encouraged to visit the National Hurricane Center, www.nhc.noaa.gov, and the National Weather Service Office in Jacksonville, www.weather.gov/jax, as trusted sites for weather related information. In addition, Camden County residents are urged to sign-up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System by visiting www.camdencountyga.gov/CodeRED or texting “CamdenCodeRED” to 99411. CodeRED is critical during situations like this as a direct method of communication from Camden County EMA to your landline, cell phone, or email. TDD/TTY service is also available. Participants will be notified in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.  

Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, and in partnership with the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine, along with Camden County Schools, and the National Weather Service (NWS) will coordinate incident response and public communications. Local residents should continue to monitor Camden County Website, Camden County EMA Facebook and Camden County EMA Twitter for updates.

Helpful Links:

2022 Camden County Hurricane Guide
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