After Irma: Important info for Glynn County residents

Below is a list of important information and links for Glynn County after Irma. For additional information from Glynn County Emergency Management, visit here or call 912-267-5678 (24/7 phone support)

Stay up-to-date:

Glynn County EMA Facebook: 

Insurance help:

On September 19 the Catastrophe Claims Village will be set up at the Home Depot in Brunswick from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Stop by if you need help filing an insurance claim or if you have questions about what is covered.

Service Center:

The Red Cross Service Center will be open at 207 Rose Drive in Brunswick.

From September 20 to September 22 the center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Services may include recovery planning and assistance, health and mental health support, clean-up supplies and more.

*All participants will be asked to provide proof of residence as part of the casework process.

From Glynn County Board of Commissioners:

Court hearings for Superior Court will resume Monday, September 18. Court hearings for Magistrate Court will also resume Monday.


Driftwood Beach has definitely changed. Many of the signature trees were stronger than Irma and remain, while many were moved toward the marsh or are gone. Some of the access paths to Driftwood are currently blocked. We’re working diligently to clear them and hope to have them open by next week.

More than half of the beach access points/crossovers are now open, including some of our most popular spots such as Great Dunes and St. Andrews beaches. Some access points are in need of repair, and those crossovers are marked with signs and/or tape. Do not attempt to use these crossovers. A full list of open crossovers can be found at

Tree Permits

Currently, you are not required to use a JIA approved tree company or obtain a JIA tree permit. Starting Monday, October 2, 2017, the permit process will resume as normal.

Trash & Debris

Please continue to separate storm debris from your regular trash. JIA will issue a residential debris pick up schedule later this week.

Mosquito Control

Glynn County will be spot treating all standing water on Jekyll for mosquitoes starting September, 19.


There are some areas of the island we are working to cleanup, repair, and/or get back online. The list below is not a complete list, please contact Island businesses directly for more information.

  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: Pine Lakes golf course will open on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 a.m. Great Dunes will open Saturday, September 23, at 8 a.m. The driving range, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, and practice greens are currently open. Oleander, and Indian Mound courses remain closed until further notice.
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: The Center’s exhibit gallery and gift shop will open to the public for free starting today, September, 18. The patient pavilion and viewing window are closed. Our patients will return this week, and the full Center will be open on Thursday, September 21.
  • Jekyll Island Campground: Open Friday, September 22
  • Bike Paths: Below is the status on bike paths. Please use caution while navigating any path, you may still encounter debris on the paths.
    • Open: Historic District to airport, Beachfront, Captain Wylly, and the outermost path on the southern loop from Beachview to Riverview
    • Closed until further notice: Airport to campground, Clam Creek to Driftwood, all maritime forest paths on south end, path behind Flash Foods, and the Shell Rd path

Republic Services:

Will begin picking up solid waste on Friday, September 15. They will pick up the regularly scheduled Thursday’s garbage on Friday and the regularly scheduled Friday’s garbage on Saturday. They will begin their normal schedule starting Monday, September 18. In addition, residents have the option of utilizing their recycling bins to dispose of garbage for the next two weeks. Yard waste and regular recycling service will not be picked up until October 2 to accommodate the increase of household garbage. Additional bags left outside a bin will not be picked up; however, household garbage can be dropped off at the drop off centers free of charge for the next two weeks. The drop off locations are located at 550 Young Lane in Brunswick and behind the farmers market on St. Simons Island.

Message from the Department of Public Health for food service permit holders in Glynn County:

If you experienced a power service interruption during the recent storm, Glynn County Health Department requires you to verify the temperatures of your coolers prior to reopening. Perishable food temperatures should maintain 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Please discard any and all perishable food items that are above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Just remember, when in doubt, throw it out. If you have any questions, please contact our local Environmental Health Office.  Please note that a re-opening inspection is required for ALL facilities due to limited sanitary sewer and water interruptions. Again NO facility should open until authorization has been given by the local health department. Please contact the Environmental Health office at (912) 279-2940 if you have any questions.

We know that you are anxious to return home, but please note that the storm passed through less than 48 hours ago. Glynn County will be rebuilding from this disaster for months to come. Safety of citizens and the crews out in the field continues to be our main priority as we clean up the hazardous conditions. When these conditions have been contained, you will still need to proceed with caution because the roads will be inundated with traffic. We will provide additional updates as often as possible on the website and the Glynn County Board of Commissioners Facebook Page.

Where do I call to report a Power Outage?
GA Power outage line is 1-888-891-0938 and the OREMC phone number is 1-800-262-5131.

This didn’t answer any of my questions, where can I talk to a real person?
Call the customer service call center at (912) 554-7111 to ask any questions that may have not been addressed here.


Glynn County Schools have reopened.



  • The VA clinic in Brunswick remains closed.
  • Glynn County Parks and the St. Simons Island pier are closed effective immediately until further notice.

Click here to go back to the list of all counties in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s