Hurricane Irma Update

We have heard from 2 sources so far that there are men knocking on doors in #Jacksonville posing as #JEA representatives. Once you open your door to them, they are robbing PEOPLE! JEA has officially stated their personnel will not come out to any residence until #Irma has passed. Be very careful, looters are out there.

Glynn County Georgia under storm surge and flash flood watch

Storm surge and flash flood watches have been declared for all areas of Glynn County in addition to the tropical storm warning. Effects of 55 – 65 mph winds could be felt as soon as today, Sunday, September 10, at midnight.

Eight to 15 inches of rainfall and up to four feet of storm surge are expected and the coastal areas of the county may see flooding and high winds.

Hurricane Irma Service Outage Status Report

Due to the latest report from the National Weather Service, the Brunswick – Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission has determined that the best course of action is to NOT turn off water and sewer services on St. Simons Island. The major determining factor for instituting cutoff procedures was the imminent threat of sustained tropical storm force winds. Though gusts may reach 60 mph, we expect winds to be within range of being able to adequately respond to any service outages.

However, we do anticipate possible isolated to widespread power outages that will affect services across Glynn County. We thank you in advance for your patience as our crews work diligently to restore services.

Please be safe throughout the inclement weather and continue to seek shelter until the skies clear.


Sidney Lanier, Talmadge Bridge, to close in preparation for Irma

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Talmadge Memorial Bridge on US 17 in Savannah-Chatham County and the Sidney Lanier Bridge on SR 25 in Brunswick-Glynn County.

This will go in effect starting at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, September 10 in the coastal region due to anticipated gale-force winds from Hurricane Irma.


Saturday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Update


Hurricane Watch Upgraded to Hurricane Warning

Jacksonville, Fla.  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to provide updates on Hurricane Irma’s impact on Jacksonville citizens.  Jacksonville’s timeline remains the same with deteriorating weather conditions expected to begin Sunday, and the greatest impact Sunday night through Monday.


Storm Updates:


  • NWS has upgraded the Hurricane Watch to a Hurricane Warning for Jacksonville, signaling the possibility for hurricane conditions within the next 36 hours.


  • NWS has issued a Storm Surge Watch for coastal areas, with the potential for more than three feet of storm surge within 48 hours.


  • The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.


  • The Legends Center has reached capacity. Eleven shelters are available.


  • Citizens are urged to finalize storm preparation, including shelter, by 8 p.m. tonight.


  • City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 11.


  • A mandatory evacuation order, issued on Friday, remains for residents living in Zones A and B (approximately 264,000 citizens affected; Zone A – 192,000, Zone B – 72,000), mobile homes and low-lying/coastal areas.


  • There will be no waste collection services Monday; schedules will shift by a day.


  • Duval County remains in a State of Emergency.


  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is continuing its 24-hour staffing levels implemented to track and monitor storm conditions and their impact on Jacksonville.



  • 630-CITY is operating 24 hours a day while the Emergency Operations Center is fully activated.


  • JTA is suspending all fixed bus services at midnight tonight, and expect to resume services on Tuesday. Customers requiring special needs transportation to a shelter should call (904) 630-CITY. JTA “evacuation buses” are available to transport customers to designated shelters from these locations:


Location                                                                       Address                                                              

  1. Fletcher High School                                700 Seagate Avenue, Neptune Beach (32266)
  2. Mayport Middle School                                2600 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach (32233)
  3. Jacksonville Beach Elementary                   315 South Tenth Street, Jacksonville Beach (32250)



  • All commercial flights at JAX will cease at 7 p.m. Access to the airport terminal will then close to general public until operations can safely resume. The airport is not a designated evacuation shelter; a list of authorized facilities is being shared through our social media channels, City website and local media stations. Passengers should contact their airline, not the airport, for rebooking and any other flight status information.


  • Beaches are now closed.


  • The following shelters opened at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8:


General Population Shelters


Location                                                                       Address                                                                               Pets

  1. Landmark Middle School                                101 Kernan Blvd. N (32225)                                Yes
  2. Twin Lakes Elementary                                8000 Point Meadows Drive (32256)
  3. Chimney Lakes Elementary                             9353 Staples Mill Drive (32244)                                Yes
  4. Mandarin Middle School                                 5100 Hood Road (32257)                                Yes
  5. Oceanway Elementary                                1255 Gillespie Ave. (32218)
  6. Abess Park Elementary                                12731 Abess Blvd. (32225)


  1. Andrew Robinson                                101 W. 12th St. (32206)
  2. Arlington Middle School                                8141 Lone Star Road (32211)


Special Needs Shelters (Limited to Special Needs Citizens ONLY)


Persons with special needs should contact 630-CITY (2489) for more information. Please note that a caregiver should accompany special needs citizens.



Location                                                                               Address                                                                               Pets

  1. Atlantic Coast High School                                9735 R.G. Skinner Parkway (32256)                          Yes
  2. Oceanway Middle                                143 Oceanway Ave. (32218)
  3. Enterprise Elementary                                8085 Old Middleburg Road (32222)


The Legends Center, a dual population shelter, has reached capacity.


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