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Fort Stewart preparing for hurricane

POSTED: September 7, 2017 1:00 p.m.

In preparation of Hurricane Irma Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has issued the following information:

"As of this morning, we have ceased all field training to allow units to begin preparing their unit areas and homes for severe weather.

Hurricane Irma is projected to make landfall near Savannah area on Monday, 11 September. However, we expect tropical storm force winds (39 mph +) to begin as early as Sunday, 10 September. The coastal counties where many of you live are currently under a state of emergency to ensure the area has the resources needed to respond.

We are working closely with local officials and community leaders to make a coordinated decision on when or if voluntary and or mandatory evacuations are necessary. We expect to make that decision in the next 24-48 hours or as forecasts allow. We ask that everyone continue preparing themselves, their families, and their homes for possible evacuation in the next 48-72 hours should that be required.

If a mandatory evacuation is ordered, military personnel and their families will be authorized for travel reimbursement within a 500 mile radius.

For detailed hurricane evacuation routes please visit:http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveS…/Emergency/…/HurricaneInfo.aspx

FMWR 

The Pet Boarding Facility and the Campground at Holbrook Pond cannot accept new reservations due to Hurricane Irma. Pet owners with pets now in the facility are asked to pick up their pets as soon as possible. Campers are urged to seek safe shelter as soon as possible.

Intramural flag footbal games, Youth Sports flag football practice at Hunter and clinics at Hunter Golf course scheduled fro mthe remainder of this week and next week have been cancelled.

The Garrsion Commander's Golf Scrambled schedulde for Sept. 8 has also been cancelled.

Balfour Beatty will not install hurricane shutters on home windows due to time constraints. Also, for safety please do not install hurricane shelters yourself. 

Phone Hotline

If and when mandatory evacuations are ordered, please call 866-586-3116 after the storm has passed to find out when it's safe to return to the area. The hotline will provide Soldiers, Families, and Army Civilians the latest information during the hurricane."

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