Important information from CEMA: info for who left and who stayed

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. – Chatham County Emergency Officials held a press conference Saturday afternoon on how they are proceeding with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

  • There is still a 7pm to 7am curfew in place for Chatham County.
  • Around 140 thousand residents are without power, around two thirds of the Chatham County.
  • Officials are asking everyone to stay off the streets.
  • Two confirmed deaths have been reported from the storm, one on Isle of Hope, the other on Wilmington Island
  • A State of Emergency is still in place
  • The State did fly over to assess road blockages so they can prioritize which areas need to be cleared first to make way for power restoration.
  • Announcements about when residents can return will come Sunday morning.
  • The school board says offices will be closed until at least Tuesday.

For more information on re-entry, please call 912.644.8811.  This will only be a hotline for re-entry information. They will NOT provide storm information, damage reports, or other disaster information.

Chatham County and the City of Savannah will be holding another news conference on Sunday, October 9 at 10 a.m.. We will be live streaming it both on air and online.





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