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Functional, Access, and Medical Needs Registry Evacuation Process Under Way/Evacuation Info.

September 8, 2017

The evacuation process for those on the Chatham County Functional, Access, and Medical Needs Registry is now under way. Those on the Registry will receive an automated call informing them of when they will be picked up at their home. The Functional, Access, and Medical Needs registration process ended at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. At this point, any residents who do not have transportation out of town should report to the Savannah Civic Center to evacuate with the general population.
Again, anyone on the Functional, Access, and Medical Needs Registry will be picked up at their home. Those NOT on the registry who have no means of evacuating should go to the Savannah Civic Center.

Chatham County Evacuation Information

Mandatory evacuation:
All of Chatham county will be under a mandatory evacuation. The governor has called for everything east of I-95 to evacuate, but Chatham County has issued a mandatory evacuation for the entire county
We will begin evacuating by zone:
Zone A: 8 AM—12PM Saturday
Zone B: 12 PM—8 PM Saturday
Zone C: 8 AM—12—PM Sunday

City of Pooler evacuation assistance

  • Shuttles will run from the recreation park located at 900 South Rogers Street on the following days and times:
  • Saturday morning, Sept. 9, at 8 AM—6 PM
  • Sunday, Sept. 10, 8 AM—2 PM
  • The LAST shuttle will run at 2 PM on Sunday, Sept. 10
  • Do not leave any vehicles at 900 South Rogers Street if you are evacuating

EAA (Evacuation Assembly Area)

  • Begins Sept. 9 at 8 AM—7 PM at the Civic Center
  • Will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8 AM
  • No one will be allowed to park at the Civic Center
  • Remember those with vehicles are encouraged to evacuate using your own resources
  • No more than 1 piece of luggage per person
  • Luggage will not be stored at the civic center
  • Are allowed if they are crated and have shot records
  • Only domestic animals (i.e. cats and dogs)
  • People with functional medical needs are being evacuated today (Sept. 8)
  • If they have not already registered, then they will need to do so through the EAA tomorrow, Sept. 9 at 8 AM

Port Wentworth is not turning off utility services

Georgia Forestry will not issue any more burn permits after today until further notice
Outdoor burning needs to cease.

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