This is the September 4, 2019 afternoon facebook release related to hurricane Dorian. Dorian remains a category 2 storm with winds of 108 MPH. Movement continues in a north-westward direction with some small shift in track possible. Tropical storm warnings, storm surge warnings, flash flood warnings and a hurricane watch remain in effect for the County. Storm effects are already being felt and will begin to worsen through the evening and early morning hours. We have experienced, and probably will continue to experience, power outages. Unless it is a life-threatening situation, these outages need to be reported directly to your power provider so they can be entered in to their system. Only call 911 in emergency situations.
As of right now no curfews are in effect for any part of Liberty County including its municipalities. Obviously as the storm approaches this may be modified. In the unincorporated areas, more particularly Limerick Road, Isle of Wight Road and Islands Highway, you may encounter law enforcement checkpoints. These are primarily safety and communication points. Persons, at this time, are being allowed to come and go as necessary. Law enforcement have increased their presence county-wide. Persons are encouraged to limit travel. There are no road closures in effect at this time. It is a good idea to carry a picture ID with you if you do choose to go out.
Garbage services for the City of Hinesville have been altered. Please visit their site at www.cityofhinesville.org to view a list of these changes. County convenience centers are closed until further notice. Updates concerning this service will be provided on the www.libertycountyga.com website.
We are already starting to field calls related to post storm activities. Through storm monitoring and post storm assessment teams we will be able to determine what areas, if any, have suffered impact from the storm. These assessments will help us determine how re-entry and return to operations are established.
Please continue to monitor the storm closely and stay tuned to this site for updates