Georgia Prepares for Hurricane Dorian: Residents Line Up To Evacuate, Businesses Boarding Up

By Ron Brackett and Jan Wesner Childs

Many thanks to weather.com for helping the residents of the cities in Georgia with information on the upcoming storm.

Residents Line Up To Evacuate, Businesses Boarding Up

By Ron Brackett and Jan Wesner Childs

Residents in Georgia’s low-lying coastal areas began leaving their homes Tuesday morning in anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Hundreds of evacuees lined up at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County to take advantage of free transportation to inland shelters, the Savannah Morning News reported.

The county chartered 56 buses to move 16 people at a time to shelters in Augusta. Many evacuees came by bus or even on foot from their homes, toting luggage full of personal belongings and other necessities.

The Savannah Police Department enacted curfew beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, until further notice, the county said.

All Savannah Chatham County Public School System are closed through Friday, Sept. 6. Chatham County Courts are closed through Thursday, Sept. 5.

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