Evacuation Routes, Maps, and Information
Evacuation procedures are intended to move people in a timely and orderly fashion. Affected residents are encouraged to depart in phases according to their evacuation zone.
Zone A consists of Camden County’s barrier islands, including Cumberland Island and Little Cumberland Island. Zone B includes most of the county east of I-95, with the exception of Zone C and the barrier islands. Zone C consists of an area between I-95 and the intersection of Colerain Road/Laurel Island Parkway and St. Marys Road. Zone D is all of Camden County west of I-95.
View the Evacuation Zone map to search for specific addresses.
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
To view updated traffic information, visit Georgia 511.
For more information on Travel Advisories or State Evacuation Routes, visit the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) website or dial 5-1-1 for travel information.
Several factors make evacuation challenging for Camden County residents. I-95 may become congested with the flow of traffic coming out of Florida. As the first Georgia county along I-95 North, many Florida storm evacuees tend to stop in Camden County. Some stop for gas and food, some stop for lodging and others get off the interstate looking for alternate routes. This additional traffic on local roadways may make local evacuations more congested.
As the majority of Camden's population base is in the southern portion of the county, most people will attempt to use Georgia Highway 40 as their route west. There are, however, several other routes that you can take north, south and west from Camden County.
When choosing an evacuation route, consider these points:
- Keep a road map in your car. GPS units only work when you have a specific destination to which you are traveling. They may not work as well when you have no set destination. You may also want to conserve cell phone battery power.
- Traveling north or south out of the county may lead to less traveled secondary roads.
- Secondary roads that may be lesser known, may also be less traveled.
- Listen to radio information about possible road closures due to congestion or flooding.
Interstate 95 (I-95)
Runs north and south through Camden County and can be taken north into Glynn County and points beyond, and south into Florida.
Georgia Highway 40
Runs west from St. Marys into Charlton County.
US Highway 17
Runs through Camden and can be taken north into Glynn County or south into Nassau County, Florida.
Georgia Highway 252
Runs west from White Oak into Charlton County.
Georgia Highway 259
Runs northwest from Tarboro into Brantley County.
Georgia Highway 110 North
Runs northwest from Waverly into Brantley County.