Friday, September 30, 2022 8:00 AM Update:
From Glynn Emergency Management and National Weather Service
Morning brief from NWS :
Hurricane Ian is moving to the Carolina coast
We will still see effects:
Wind gusts NNW at 15 to 25 mph, some up to 35 mph
Location is 125 miles ESE of Brunswick moving NNE at 9 mph
TS Warning for Coast remains in effect
Storm Surge warning remains through next high tide
Winds and sea gradually diminishing today and tomorrow
This will be our last briefing for Ian from the NWS
The EOC for Glynn County will be closing this morning.
- The Sidney Lanier Bridge (US. Highway 17) is open.
- The SSI Causeway and Jekyll Causeway are not closed at this time.
- Drivers on the causeways and bridges should be wary of potential high winds.
- There will be road closures within the City of Brunswick in flood-prone areas. Full Road closures will be listed in the Glynn EMA dashboard and the FAQs document linked below.
- Stronger storm surges may result in the closure of causeways.
- Strong tropical storm and hurricane force winds could result in power outages, wind damage, and uprooting of trees.
- Expect 4 - 5 feet coastal storm surges, but could potentially shift as the storm track continues.
- The Emergency Operation Center will close Friday morning, September 30. Find out more about the EOC by clicking here.
- If you have medical needs, prepare anything you may need now.
- If you have elderly or indigent family members, make sure they have food, water, and necessary medications.
- Republic trash pickup will resume Friday, September 30, 2022 on a regular schedule. All areas will have service except Sea Island.
Local Government Updates:
- The Red Cross Shelter is now open at 2900 Albany Street, Brunswick GA. (The Old Risley Annex). Citizens should seek this shelter if they are in need of safe shelter or have a compromised living situation during the storm. Red Cross staff will be there as needed. Read more about the Red Cross shelter here.
- City and County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 29 -30.
- Glynn County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 29 - 30.
- All County courts will be closed beginning Thursday, September 29.
- All Jekyll Island offices and amenities will be closed beginning Thursday, September 29.
- The Well will remain open from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Wednesday, hours of operation on Thursday and Friday will depend on flooding.
Personal Care Recommendations:
- Be sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- You can use gas grills or similar methods to heat up perishable/canned foods.
- Make sure you have candles or flashlights and enough batteries to last 2-3 days.
- If you require medications, make sure you have enough for at least 2-3 days.
- Acquire sandbags from the City Public Works if you live in an area prone to flooding.
- Remember, the storm will pass and we will get through this as a community.
- Check in on your neighbors and friends, help prepare one another.
- Doing light exercise or walking can boost your morale during a storm.
- We are a strong community. Lean on one another, support one another, and hang tight during this storm together.
This is a link to Glynn County Customer Service's Frequently Asked Questions. It will cover most of your questions about safety, government services, and also who to call, what to do, what-ifs, and more. This document will be updated as situations change.