8am Advisory from CEMA on Hurricane Dorian

Chatham County is under a Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warning, as well as a Hurricane Watch. The core of Dorian should pass along the Georgia coast today into tonight. Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

Tropical Storm force winds will begin late this morning and are anticipated to continue for a 24 hour period in Chatham County. Tropical Storm force winds could bring down powerlines leading to power outages and could produce some structural damage.

According to the National Weather Service - Charleston, we should expect to see coastal rainfall of 6-10 inches and inland rainfall of 4-8 inches in our area; storm surge is expected to be 3-5 feet. Torrential rain could be combined with storm surge could enhance the risk for dangerous flash flooding in our community. 

Isolated brief tornadoes are possible, mainly along and east of I-95. 

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is closed. 

If you have any questions about the storm, don’t hesitate to call us at 912-201-4500.

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