Deal lifts mandatory evacuation order for six coastal counties

September 12, 2017

Acting on a recommendation from the Emergency Operations Command and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Gov. Nathan Deal today lifted the mandatory evacuation order for six coastal counties. Beginning Monday evening through today, GDOT assessment teams deployed in the area completed safety inspections of 49 impacted state bridges. Following the safety determination of each bridge, the state lifted the mandatory evacuation order. This executive order allows local authorities to determine when citizens may return home and issue appropriate guidance.

To read the executive order, see attached or click here.

For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website here