SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Due to the incoming impact of storm Elsa on the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry, some local businesses, offices, venues and attractions plan to close early.

Find a list of local closures below:

  • Chatham County – Suspending all non-essential services at 3 p.m. Wednesday
    • Essential services such as police, 911 Communications and Emergency Management will continue operations.
    • The county will resume normal operations Thursday.
  • City of Savannah – City offices to close early Wednesday
    • Youth summer camps will make every effort to have participants picked up by their parent or guardian between 2 and 4 p.m. today. Parents are asked to make arrangements to pick up their child as soon as possible, pick up must occur by 4 p.m.
    • Non-essential city services and offices will close at 4 p.m. to allow city employees to prepare their homes for potential storm impacts.
    • Sanitation services will continue until 4 p.m. with the goal of completing today’s routes. Anyone whose garbage or recycling is not picked up by 4 p.m. must secure their cart.
  • Savannah-Chatham County Public School System – Closing early Wednesday
    • Athletic practices are canceled as of noon
    • District facilities will close at 4 p.m., including the Central Office on Bull Street
    • Summer school, camps, afterschool care will also close at 4 p.m.
    • Normal schedules expected to resume Thursday
  • Georgia Southern University – Moving online
    • Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses will close, moving online at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
    • If normal business operations can’t resume as planned Thursday, the university will issue a notification.
  • Coastal Health District
    • Camden County Health Department has suspended operations for the day.
    • Health departments – along with district offices –  in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties will suspend operations at 3 p.m. 
  • City of Hinesville –
    • Buildings and facilities will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday and reopen Thursday for normal operations.
    • City solid waste pick-up should resume Thursday at 6 a.m. Customers are encouraged to keep garbage containers near homes, not near the road.
  • Andrew Low House Museum – Closing early Wednesday at 2 p.m.
  • Fort Pulaski National MonumentClosed Wednesday at 11 a.m., park will reopen after the storm has passed and after damage assessments have been made.
  • Beyond the Bell Savannah – Cancellation of the 1:30 p.m. “Botvin Lifeskills Summer Program at the Whitefield Center.
  • Goodwills of Southeast Georgia
    • The following Goodwill facilities will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday: Baxley, Brunswick Outlet, Brunswick Opportunity Center, Bit of Blue by Goodwill, Claxton, Jesup, St. Mary’s, Waycross, Waycross Opportunity Center and all Attended Donation Centers.
    • The following Goodwill facilities will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday: Administration/Corporate Office, Berwick, Eisenhower, Hinesville, McAlpin, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Sallie Mood Outlet, Sallie Mood Opportunity Center, Statesboro, Statesboro Opportunity Cente and Vidalia.