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Closures being announced ahead of Elsa
City Readies for Tropical Storm Elsa
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The City of Hinesville's Emergency Management Team is working with local partners including the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency (LMEA) to closely monitor the current weather situation. Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to move through Hinesville this evening and into tomorrow, July 8. The main threat from this system is heavy rainfall and high winds, which could cause flash flooding, downed trees and power outages. Currently, Liberty County is under a Tropical Storm Warning. 

Due to the projected impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa, City buildings and facilities will close today, July 7, at 2 p.m. City buildings and facilities will reopen tomorrow, July 8, for normal operations. With heavy winds projected, City solid waste customers are encouraged to keep their garbage containers near their dwellings, not leaving them near the road, tonight. 

These objects, as well as other objects like outdoor furniture, bicycles and so on, could become airborne in the heavy winds. Normal solid waste pick-up should resume tomorrow, July 8, at 6 a.m. This evening, citizens are encouraged to avoid driving, staying off roads whenever possible. 

Heavy rainfall and strong winds will make driving dangerous. Even after the storm passes, citizens should avoid unnecessary travel to allow first responders and road clearing crews to quickly respond to emergency needs. The City of Hinesville is continuously monitoring the ever-changing weather situation and will post updates to Tropical Storm updates and impacts can also be seen at 

As Tropical Storm Elsa approaches our area, several business and organizations have announced closures. Here is a list that we'll keep updating:


All LCSS Buildings will Close Today, July 7, 2021 at 3:30 PM
The safety and well being of our students and staff is a priority of the district. Due to pending weather associated with Tropical Storm Elsa, please be advised that all Liberty County School System employees are to depart today at 3:30 pm. Furthermore, all events scheduled for this afternoon should be canceled at this time. Please be safe during your travel home.

Coastal Health District

Due to potential severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa, the Camden County Health Department has suspended operations for the day and health departments – along with district offices –  in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties will suspend operations at 3 p.m. They do not anticipate any delayed openings tomorrow. Should that change, we’ll make sure and let you know.


GEORGIA July 7, 2021- For the safety and security of our associates and customers and the potential for dangerous weather conditions, Goodwill Southeast Georgia will be closing our facilities early on Wednesday, July 7th.


The following Goodwill facilities will close at 1 pm:

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 pm:

Administration/Corporate Office, Berwick, Eisenhower, Hinesville, McAlpin, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Sallie Mood Outlet, Sallie Mood Opportunity Center, Statesboro, Statesboro Opportunity Center, and Vidalia.

We will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates as needed for operations beyond July 7th.

Big Dawgs

Big Dawgs will be closed all day July 7. 

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