The Effingham Emergency Management Agency has activated its Emergency Operations Center to Operations Level 3. Due to the proximity of the forecasted tracks, it will continue monitoring Hurricane Florence, providing updates to county and city leaders, and addressing any resource needs.
Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a major hurricane and although the National Hurricane Center forecast continues to favor land-fall near the southern North Carolina coast, any westward track shifts could significantly change impacts to Georgia.
Use this time to review hurricane plans with family and friends, check on your insurance coverage and prepare emergency supplies.
There are no plans at this time to change school schedules, close government offices or cease trash collection.
* If you know of anyone who may need medical assistance during a hurricane evacuation, contact the Effingham County Health Department at 912-754-6484.
* This is only for persons with no resources such as family, neighbors, or friends who need assistance with daily living tasks (professionally administered medication, eating, dressing, bathing, communicating, etc.)
* Anyone living in a nursing home, assisted living, or personal care facility is not eligible and must follow their facility’s emergency plan.
This information and updates are available on the information line at 912-754-8206, the EEMA website and the EEMA Facebook page.