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Chatham County is under a Tropical Storm Warning, we are forecasted to experience the following impacts from Hurricane Michael: Tropical Storm Force winds, 1-3” rainfall, coastal flooding, flooding in low lying areas, isolated tornadoes, RIP currents, and beach erosion.  These impacts could lead to downed trees and power lines, resulting in prolonged power outages.

CEMA is urging all residents, businesses, and visitors to prepare for this storm by ensuring all outdoor items are secured, family communication plans are up-to-date, and disaster kits are stocked with at least 3 days of water, nonperishable food, medications and supplies.  Additionally, if your medication requires refrigeration, ensure you have a plan in place should you lose power for an extended period of time.

List of current closures thanks to our news partener WJCL.

Events

Savannah city office and services suspended until noon Thursday. The City Council's 2 p.m. meeting Thursday will take place as scheduled.

The Windsor Park ribbon cutting in Savannah scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled for a later date.

The special city council meeting scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled for a later date.

Savannah Alderman John Hall's District 3 town hall meeting scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled for a later date.

Dine South will now be Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. at Savannah Station.

EmployAbility's Flourish will now be Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. at 1249 Eisenhower Drive.

Hardeeville's National Night Out and Fire Safety Night are being moved to Oct. 31.

The RHBC Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Bryan County Library in Richmond Hill has been cancelled.

Kick off Oyster Roast Season with Communities In Schools! Rescheduled to November 8th

Schools

Hurricane Michael

Georgia Southern cancels classes ahead of Hurricane Michael

Appling County School System closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Beaufort County Schools are closed Thursday

Bryan County Schools closed Thursday

Bulloch County Schools will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for all faculty, staff and students.

Candler County schools closed Thursday

Effingham County Schools are closed Thursday

Hampton School District 1 closed Thursday

Jasper County Schools closed Thursday

Jeff Davis County Schools are releasing at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thursday.

Liberty County Schools will be closed Thursday.

Montgomery County Schools are closed Thursday.

Savannah-Chatham County Schools closed Thursday

Statesboro STEAM Academy will be open on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. School will be closed Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Michael

Tattnall County Schools are closed Thursday.

Toombs County Sch0ols closed Thursday.

Wayne County School System will close Thursday.

Colleges

East Georgia State College campuses will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Ogeechee Technical College campuses will close Wednesday and resume Oct. 15.

Savannah State is closed Wednesday.

Savannah Technical College closing Wednesday at 5 p.m. and will remain closed Thursday

Georgia Southern on Wednesday AND Thursday:

  • Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah - Classes and activities are canceled.
  • Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus in Statesboro - Classes and activities are canceled.
  • Georgia Southern University Liberty Campus in Hinesville - Classes and activities are canceled.

Curfews

Appling County: Countywide curfew take effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday.

Jeff Davis County: Curfew begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will continue until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Jesup and Wayne County: Mandatory curfew takes effect at midnight Wednesday until noon Thursday. No vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the streets or roadways during curfew hours. The only exception will be for those traveling to/from work

Long County: Curfew begins at midnight Wednesday and continues until noon Thursday.

Sports

Islands High School softball games are moved from Wednesday to Tuesday. The Sharks will play Appling County at 2 p.m. The second game will follow at 4 p.m.

Jenkins at Brantley and WFHS at Pierce softball games are also moved from Wednesday to Tuesday.

Parks

Fort Pulaski is closed until further notice.

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CLICK HERE for the US Government's full hurricane preparedness guide

Basic Emergency Supply Kit (be sure to have food, water and supplies for at least 72 hours):

CLICK HERE to download the recommended supply list

Additional Emergency Supplies

CLICK HERE to download the Storm Tracker 22 Hurricane Essentials Guide