At their March 7, 2023, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved new hurricane evacuation zones for Camden County. The county now features four zones to better reflect risk and evacuation management.
“We plan for worst case, not best case,” said Emergency Management Director Chuck White. “The updated storm surge modeling allows us to right-size our evacuation zones based on storm surge levels potentially impacting the county.”
The new hurricane evacuation zones are the first updates since 2013 and use the Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Storm surge risk areas were identified using the Maximums of Maximums water levels to determine the updated zone boundaries.
Zone A consists of Camden County’s barrier islands, including Cumberland Island and Little Cumberland Island. Zone B includes most of the county east of I-95, with the exception of Zone C and the barrier islands. Zone C consists of an area between I-95 and the intersection of Colerain Road/Laurel Island Parkway and St. Marys Road. Zone D is all of Camden County west of I-95. View the Evacuation Zone map to search for specific addresses.
The new hurricane evacuation zones were developed in concert with data developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers with coordination from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
While there are new evacuation zones, it is important to note that the evacuation routes have not changed. More information, including links to maps and evacuation routes, is available on the Camden County website at: camdencountyga.gov/Evacuation.