INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATES
Update on Storm Idalia
The Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is closely monitoring the evolving path of Idalia and its potential impact on Camden County. We urge all residents to stay informed by regularly checking for updates from the Camden County EMA. For the latest information, including emergency declarations, evacuation notices, closures, and public notices, please visit www.CamdenCountyGa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1749.
County Issues State of Emergency and Island Evacuation (As of August 29, 2023) - Chairman Ben Casey signed a State of Emergency for Camden County. Additionally, an evacuation has been ordered for Zone A, which consists of Cumberland Island and Little Cumberland Island. Earlier this year the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved new hurricane evacuation zones for Camden County. The county now features four zones to better reflect risk and evacuation management. Camden County residents, regardless of zone, should strongly consider voluntary evacuation in low lying areas. Locations that have flooded in the past are likely to flood during this tropical event. Residents in manufactured housing should consider relocating to a stronger structure. Read more: https://bit.ly/47UMwg0.
To stay updated on the latest weather information, we encourage local residents to visit trusted sites such as the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov and the National Weather Service Office in Jacksonville at www.weather.gov/jax. In addition, it is important for Camden County residents to sign up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. You can do this by visiting www.camdencountyga.gov/CodeRED or texting "CamdenCodeRED" to 99411. CodeRED allows the Camden County EMA to directly communicate with you through your landline, cell phone, or email during emergency situations. TDD/TTY service is also available. By participating in this system, you will receive notifications for emergency situations and critical community alerts.
The Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in collaboration with the Camden County Sheriff's Office, the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine, Camden County Schools, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and the National Weather Service (NWS), will work together to coordinate incident response and public communications. To stay updated, please continue to monitor the following accounts:
· Camden County Website: http://www.camdencountyga.gov/
· Camden County EMA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CamdenCountyEMA/
· Camden County EMA Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamdenCountyEMA
CITY OF KINGSLAND STORM OPERATIONAL UPDATES
City of Kingsland Facility Closures & Cancellations (As of 8.29.2023)
Please be informed that all administrative buildings within the City of Kingsland will remain closed on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, due to ongoing storm conditions.
City of Kingsland Sanitation Schedule & Water/Sewer Emergencies (As of 8.29.2023)
As a result of Hurricane Idalia, all scheduled trash service operations will be suspended on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, and Thursday, August 31, 2023. Regular services are expected to resume on Friday, September 1, 2023. A makeup schedule will be announced soon.
In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 912-729-8236 and leave a detailed message. Our team will closely monitor these messages and dispatch personnel as weather conditions permit.
City of Kingsland Utility Payments (As of 8.29.2023)
Please note that all city administrative buildings will be closed on Wednesday, August 31, 2023. However, you can conveniently make your utility payments online by visiting Online Payments.
Emergency Services (As of 8.29.2023)
Our dedicated employees in essential operational positions, including police, fire, EMS, and water/sewer plant operations, will continue to closely monitor the storm and respond to emergencies as weather conditions allow.