EEMA has been monitoring the movement of Dorian, which is a Category 2 hurricane. We have
activated our Emergency Operations Center to Level 1 for storm preparation and response.
We are under a Tropical Storm Warning: This means tropical storm conditions are
possible in the area within the next 24 hours.
Peak wind forecast 35-45mph, gusts up to 60mph; 3-6 inches of rain; conditions are
favorable for tornadoes.
Secure any loose items in your yard and keep trash cans away from the road.
If you feel secure in your home, we would encourage everyone to stay off of the roads.
Additional emergency units have been called in for coverage; a cautionary step for anticipated
needs due to the impacts from Hurricane Dorian.
The EOC is hosting 2 members of the Army National Guard Liaison Group, which will assist in
any resource requests from the county, beyond local or state capabilities.
Independent Shelters Open Now for Effingham Residents
There are no evacuation orders for Effingham County, but for any resident that does not feel safe
in their home, the following shelters are provided. These locations are not guaranteed to have
power and are not set up to address medical needs.
Anyone seeking use of these shelters will need to bring their own food/drink, toiletry items,
bedding, and clothes.
• 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
• Oak Grove Church of Christ} 2000 Lexington Ave, Rincon-GA 31326
This information and updates are available on our information line at 912-754-8206, our website,
and our Facebook page.
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