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Posted on: November 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole

Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is carefully monitoring for impacts of Tropical Storm Nicole on Camden County.

Bridge and Road Closures

Bridges

The following bridges are closed in St. Marys until further notice:

  • Dark Entry Creek Bridge located on GA Hwy 40 (between Winn-Dixie and Shadowlawn Subdivision)
  • ️North River Causeway Bridge located on North River Causeway near New Point Peter Road. 
  • ️️Borrell Blvd Bridge (near Nancy Dr.)
  • ️Sugarmill Blvd between Hunt Club Rd. & Old Mill Dr.

The following bridges are closed in unincorporated Camden County until further notice:

  • Sheffield Bridge on Harriett's Bluff Road.

Public Offices Closed

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 Thursday, November 10, 2022, due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole. Offices are closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, for Veterans Day. The safety of our staff and customers are our first priority. 

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 Thursday, November 10, 2022, due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole. Offices are closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, for Veterans Day. Camden County Schools are also closed on Thursday, November 10, 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. If you are in a flood-prone area or area that has flooded previously, you are strongly encouraged to seek higher ground and a more safe location.

Camden County residents should continue to monitor their local municipal service providers for changes to existing schedules for curbside collection. 

Based on storm speed and track, Nicole is forecast to impact our community beginning overnight Wednesday, November 9, 2022, and impacts may include rain, flooding, strong wind, and an increasing threat of tornadoes. Households should review their emergency plans and check their emergency supply kits. It’s now time to complete necessary action to protect life and property. 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.hurricanes.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. 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.

Current Watches & Warnings

Updated November 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service Jacksonville has issued the following alerts for our area due to possible impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole:

  • Tornado Watch (Until 7:00 p.m. on November 10, 2022)
  • Storm Surge Warning (Coastal Camden County/East of I-95) 
  • Tropical Storm Warning 

A Tornado Watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

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

Prepare now for impacts to our community from strong wind, heavy rains, coastal flooding from storm surge, and power outages. We are actively monitoring this storm and will provide updates as conditions continue to change.

Severe Weather Notifications

All Camden County residents should have multiple ways of receiving severe weather notifications, including CodeRED

Curbside Collection for Unincorporated Camden County

Unincorporated Camden County Curbside Collection customers will not receive service on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Regular Thursday routes will be collected on Friday and regular Friday routes will be collected on Saturday. 

Camden County Landfill

The Camden County Landfills are closed on Thursday, November 10, 2022. At this time they are anticipated to open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022. 

Helpful Links:

2022 Camden County Hurricane Guide
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