EEMA has been monitoring the changes to Hurricane Dorian, which is now a Category 2
hurricane. We have activated our Emergency Operations Center to Level 2 for extended hours
and resource allocation.
We are under a Tropical Storm Warning: This means tropical storm conditions are
possible in the area within the next 36 hours.
Peak wind forecast 25-35mph, gusts up to 45mph; 2-4 inches of rain; the potential for
tornadoes has decreased; but stay tuned to local broadcast outlets for changes in the
Sandbags are available today at Freedom Park (Hwy 21 next to Lowe's) in Rincon; limited to 15
• Effingham County Schools will be in regular session today and closed on Wednesday and
Thursday; with the remainder of the week to be determined.
• Effingham County Board of Commissioners and Tax Commissioner’s Office will be
closed Tuesday and Wednesday; with the remainder of the week to be determined.
• Effingham County Courts will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
• The Effingham County Recreation Department will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday;
all activities have been postponed until further notice.
• The Effingham Animal Shelter is closed and not accepting any additional animals at this
• The City Offices of Guyton and Springfield will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
• The City Offices of Rincon will be open Tuesday; with the remainder of the week to be
• Atlantic Waste will run normal collections Tuesday, Sept 3 but will be closed Wednesday
and possibly Thursday; additional routes will run this weekend to catch up.
• Waste Management has suspended services as of Monday, Sept 2.
Independent Shelters Opening Wednesday, Sept 4 at 8AM
Any Effingham resident seeking the use of these shelters will need to bring their own food/drink,
toiletry items, bedding, and clothes. These shelters are for Effingham residents only.
These shelters are not guaranteed power, but are to provide safe sheltering.
• Elam Egypt Baptist Church} 184 5th St, Guyton-GA 31312
• Liberty Christian Fellowship Church} 302 Church St, Guyton-GA 31312
• Royal Temple Holiness Church} 409 Victory Ave, Guyton-GA 31312
• Springfield United Methodist Church} 210 Cleveland St, Springfield-GA 31329
Shelters Open and Ready to Receive Any Evacuees:
• Laurens County - Dublin High School} 1127 Hillcrest Pkwy, Dublin-GA 31021
• Laurens County - East Laurels High School} 920 Hwy 80 East, East Dublin-GA31027
• Richmond County - Trinity on the Hill} 1330 Monte Santo Ave, Augusta-GA 30904
• McDuffie County - Sweetwater Rec Park} 180 Sweetwater Rd, Thomson-GA 30824
• Bibb County - South Bibb Recreation Center} 7035 Houston Rd, Macon-GA 31216
• Coffee County - Central Square Complex} 216 South Madison Ave, Douglas-GA 31533
• Ware County – Ware County High School} 700 Victory Dr, Waycross-GA 3150