DORIAN: Important info for Effingham County residents

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From school closings to evacuation orders, WSAV has gathered important information for Effingham County residents.

Evacuations are not in place for Effingham County, but residents are urged to be prepared and make evacuation decisions best for themselves and their families.

Thursday the EEMA Emergency Operations Center will be dropping back to Ops Level 3 and releasing additional staff.

Local Announcements

The following locations are closed Thursday, Sept 5 and will reopen Friday, Sept 6:

• Effingham County Board of Commissioners

• Effingham County Animal Shelter

• Effingham County Recreation Department and all activities will resume Friday

• The City Offices of Guyton, Rincon, and Springfield

The following are closed Thursday, Sept 5 and we are waiting on reopening confirmations:

• Effingham County Board of Commissioners
• Effingham County Animal Shelter
• Effingham County Recreation Department and all activities will resume Friday
• The City Offices of Guyton, Rincon, and Springfield

Effingham County Schools will reopen at regular session times on Friday, Sept. 6.

The following are closed Thursday, Sept 5 and we are waiting on reopening confirmations:
• Effingham County Courts

Atlantic Waste will run Thursday starting at 10AM to get as much of the Wednesday routes complete as possible; the remaining Wednesday routes and the majority if not all of Thursday routes will be picked up Friday; any remaining Thursday and all the Friday routes will be picked up by the end of the day Saturday.
Waste Management has suspended services and will resume normal scheduled next week.

Local shelters

Independent shelters are open for evacuees. Residents will need to bring food/drink, toiletry items, bedding and close. The following shelters are for Effingham residents only:

  • Elam Egypt Baptist Church: 184 5th St, Guyton, GA 31312
  • Liberty Christian Fellowship Church: 302 Church St, Guyton, GA 31312
  • Royal Temple Holiness Church: 409 Victory Ave, Guyton, GA 31312
  • Springfield United Methodist Church: 210 Cleveland St, Springfield, GA 31329
  • Oak Grove Church of Christ: 2000 Lexington Ave, Rincon, GA 31326

Visit here to find shelters open and ready to receive any evacuees outside of Effingham County.

Important links

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency: Website, Facebook, Twitter

Visit here to view important information for other counties.

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