Hurricane Season

Hurricane Irma Updates/Aftermath:

All county services have returned to normal. If you are still having issues with trash collection please email your request directly to needtrashpickup@effinghamcounty.org 
 
Effingham Co. EMA has set up a voice-recorded information line for citizens at 912-754-8206 and you can also follow us on Facebook  

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National Weather Service Storm Reports
Hurricane season runs June 1st until November 30th!

Know What to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane


The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1st. It is vital to understand your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. Here is your checklist of things to do before hurricane seasons begins.

  • Know your zone: Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts? Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area by contacting your local government / emergency management office or by checking the evacuation site website.
  • Put Together an Emergency Kit: Put together a basic emergency kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and storm shutters.
  • Write or review your Family Emergency Plan: Before an emergency happens, sit down with your family or close friends and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supplies kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster. Start at the Emergency Plan website.
  • Review Your Insurance Policies: Review your insurance policies to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
  • Understand NWS forecast products, especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.

Hurricane Planning Tips

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