Mandatory evacuation ordered for areas in Glynn County

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — The Glynn County Board of Commissioners called a mandatory evacuation Thursday morning for residents.

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The evacuation is ordered for Evacuation Zone A, which is all areas east of Interstate 95 in addition to Blythe Island and Oak Grove Island.

The order is effective at 7 a.m. Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew.

Residents in this area should evacuate immediately, officials said.

Emergency links, evacuation zone information for Hurricane Matthew

Residents needing to utilize the Need-a-Ride program should report to one of the following locations:

  • Mary Ross Park, 1500 block, Bay St., Brunswick, GA
  • Lanier Plaza, 1919 Glynn Ave., Brunswick, GA (ONLY PET FRIENDLY LOCATION)
  • Glynn Place Mall, Mall Blvd., Brunswick, GA
  • United Pentecostal Church, 5608 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, GA
  • Harris Teeter, 600 Sea Island Rd., St. Simons Island, GA
  • Bay Harbor Church of God, 3210 Highway 82, Brunswick, GA

Loading will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday and buses will depart by noon or when full.

The following Red Cross shelters are open:

  • Hephzibah Children's Home, 6601 Zebulon Rd., Macon, GA
  • First Baptist Church, 400 Main St., Moultrie, GA
  • Swainsboro Rec. Dept., 632 McLeod Bridge Rd., Swainsboro, GA
  • Park Avenue Methodist Church, 100 E. Park Ave., Valdosta, GA
  • Peach County Fire Station 6, 1770 U S Hwy. 341, Fort Valley, GA
  • Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta, GA

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