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Posted on: August 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia

Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is carefully monitoring for impacts of Hurricane Idalia on Camden County.

Know Your Zone

Earlier this year the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved new hurricane evacuation zones for Camden County. The county now features four zones to better reflect risk and evacuation management. 

Government Offices Closed Wednesday and Thursday

Officials from the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine, along with Camden County Schools, jointly agreed to close all local government offices and schools Wednesday, August 30, 2023, AND Thursday, August 31, 2023. The safety of our youth, staff, and citizens are our first priority. 

All Camden County residents should prepare now for significant tropical activity and rapidly changing conditions.  Read the full public notice (PDF).

Local State of Emergency

Chairman Ben Casey signed a State of Emergency for Camden County. Additionally, an evacuation has been ordered for Zone A, which consists of Cumberland Island and Little Cumberland Island. Signed Declaration (PDF)

State of Georgia - State of Emergency for Hurricane Idalia

Zone A Evacuation

Earlier this year the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved new hurricane evacuation zones for Camden County. The county now features four zones to better reflect risk and evacuation management. Camden County residents, regardless of zone, should strongly consider voluntary evacuation in low lying areas. Locations that have flooded in the past are likely to flood during this tropical event. Residents in manufactured housing should consider relocating to a stronger structure. Read the full press release (PDF)

Current Weather Advisories

Camden County Watches, Warnings, and Weather Advisories are available through NOAA. 

Severe Weather Notifications

All Camden County residents should have multiple ways of receiving severe weather notifications, including CodeRED

Public Information Hub

View more information through the Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Public Information Hub.

Curbside Collection Schedule Change

Unincorporated Camden County Curbside Collection Services will not run on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. The service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week through Saturday.  If you reside inside city limits, please refer to your local government for any schedule changes.

Meeting Cancellations

  • The Park Discussion meetings scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, have been cancelled. These meetings will be rescheduled at a later date. 
  • The Camden County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2023, has been cancelled. 

Sand/Sandbags

Sand and a limited number of sandbags are available for Camden County residents. You must visit the Public Works Department, during regular business hours, to retrieve sandbags. All locations are self-service and you need to bring your own shovel. Click on the maps to view a larger version. 

Sand locations:

Kingsland Sand Map

St. Marys Sand and Sandbag Map

Camden County Sand and Sandbag Map

Woodbine Sand and Sandbag Map

Helpful Links:

2023 Hurricane Guide
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