Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown issued the following statement this morning, Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Emergency Operations Center:
“Dorian remains a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph. It is currently skirting the coast of South Carolina. We were very lucky and did not experience any major impacts locally. We do have a few trees that we are clearing and some customers are still experiencing power outages.
“Effective at 9:30 a.m. this morning, all evacuation orders have been lifted and residents may return home. In doing so, we ask that you use caution as crews continue to clear minor debris on roadway areas.
“We have reinstituted re-entry procedures for transportation of those individuals back to the county who chose to evacuate to outlying shelters. These will continue throughout today. Transportation of critical need patients will occur once procedure assessments for their re-entry are complete.
“Personnel assigned to Fort Stewart should follow directives for return and operations as issued by the installation.
“All county convenience centers will return to normal operations at noon today. County polycart customers will be serviced tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 6).
“The city of Hinesville solid waste services have been altered. The revised schedule may be viewed at www.cityofhinesville.org.
“Liberty County and the city of Hinesville will resume normal operations for public service tomorrow.”