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Wind and extraordinary rainfall in most neighborhoods caused wide spread power outages and flooding in all of the county. City & county officials are currently assessing the needs and number of residents with severe and immediate temporary housing needs.
Local solutions are limited because the same power, water and sewer outages. Local churches are able and willing to establish temporary (24-48 hours) shelters using limited food on hand and portable toilets.
These shelters are:
In St. Marys
Crooked River Baptist Church
925 Kings Bay Road, St. Marys
Three Rivers Church
101 Miller St, St Marys
First Baptist Church Kingsland
295 E Chester St, Kingsland
The Kings Village
455 South Lee Street, Kingsland
For those unable to rely on friends and families for assistance, local officials are partnering with neighboring counties to accept citizens in temporary, but longer term shelters. Citizens able to travel independently are encouraged to do so. For those who have no means of travel to one of the out-of-county shelters, arrangements are being made to provide transportation by school or department of corrections buses. Out-of-county shelters may be found at http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.
The resources of every agency are being fully employed to create solutions for the citizens of Camden County. While we know communication is important, the priority now must be the safety and health of residents now in the county. Regular updates will be posted to the Camden County website and our Facebook pages for Camden County Government and Camden County EMA. Please sign up for CodeRED to receive emergency notifications. Residents may call 1-866-868-4351 toll-free to get answers to frequently asked questions about Hurricane Irma’s impact on Camden County.