As the storm continues to move northwestward from the central Bahamas, it could impact the Camden County and the southeast Georgia coast by Sunday and may bring 3 to 6 inches of rain and localized flooding. This storm is forecast to become a tropical depression or tropical storm later today. Although specific consequences other than heavy rain and localized flooding are unknown, residents should prepare now for tropical activity and rapidly changing conditions.
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.
Please continue to monitor the Camden County Website, Camden County EMA Facebook and Camden County EMA Twitter for updates.