Voluntary Evacuations issued for St. Simons, Jekyll Island Due to Hurricane Matthew

hurricaneGeorgia Governor Nathan Deal and the Glynn County Board of Commissioners issued a State of Emergency for Glynn County and 12 surrounding counties due to the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. Voluntary evacuations have been issued by officials for St. Simons, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island.

The storm is expected to affect Glynn County from Thursday through Saturday with heavy rain, damaging winds and flooding. It is likely that there will be power outages, as well as life threatening storm and dangerous rip currents.

Those on the islands, low-lying areas or mobile homes can contact the Need a Ride Program or head to the pick up points—Harris Teeter and Lanier Plaza—beginning on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9 a.m. to be taken to a Red Cross shelter.

Helpful Websites

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service 

Georgia Emergency Management Department

Glynn County Severe Weather Updates

Georgia Evacuation Route Map

Georgia Hurricane Preparedness

Office of the Governor 

Social Media

Georgia Emergency Management
Twitter: @GeorgiaEMA

Glynn County Sheriff’s Office
Twitter: @Glynn_Police

Local News


The Brunswick News


First Coast News

NOAA Weather Radio

Emergency Contacts

Brunswick-Glynn County Emergency Management Agency: 912-554-7826

Georgia State Patrol: 912-262-2380 (Jekyll Island 912-635-2303)
Brunswick Police Dept.: 912-267-5559
Glynn County Police Dept.: 912-554-7600
Glynn County Fire Dept.: 912-554-7779
Brunswick Fire Dept.: 912-267-5546
St. Simons Island Fire Dept.: 912-638-2555
Jekyll Island Fire Dept.: 912-635-2930


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