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LCEMA: Update on Dorian, sandbags available ahead of storm
Sept. 1, 2019, 11 a.m. EMA storm update.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 2, Liberty County will make available sand and sandbags for residents who live in flood prone areas of the county. These items will be located at the Liberty County Road Department, 1079 Bacontown Road, in Midway.

Individuals should bring their own tools and be able to fill and load their own bags. There is a limit of no more than twenty (20) bags per household. The site will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

 Liberty County EMA is continuing to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Please watch for regular afternoon and evening updates.

 Here is the Sunday mid-day storm update:

Rip Current Statement issued Sept. 1 at 1:21PM EDT until Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. EDT 

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 8 p.m. this evening to 1 a.m. EDT Monday.

LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Jasper. In Georgia, Coastal Bryan, Coastal Chatham, Coastal Liberty and Coastal McIntosh.

COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways (9.7 to 10.1 feet Mean Lower Low Water). Saltwater inundation will impact some roads, including Highway 80 to Tybee Island.

SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous to anyone who enters the surf.

TIMING...High tide will occur around 10:40 p.m. today at Fort Pulaski. Saltwater inundation will be possible 2 to 3 hours before and after high tide.

If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.
Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. No one should enter the surf due to life threatening rip currents.

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