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Recovery efforts underway
Residents encouraged to remain home
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The Liberty County Board of Commissioners is asking those who evacuated to not re-enter the county until further notice.

Hurricane Matthew swept through the area, with pounding winds and rain for more than six hours. Matthew skirted the coast and hit Liberty and Long counties as a category two storm.

According to county officials there are multiple trees and power lines down, making the roads dangerous and even impassable. 

Residents that did not evacuate are asked to remain home and off the roads while recovery crews assess the damage, clear debris and get the down power lines secured.

Those who did evacuate are asked to delay their return until work crew have the opportunity to begin restoration efforts.

Additionally, the Hinesville Master Pump Station is down due to a power outage as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The station's backup generator has failed. The City is asking citizens to minimize their use of water until further notice.

As of Saturday morning roughly 19,000 customers were without power. A curfew remains in effect from dusk until dawn.

There have been no updates or reports regarding damage to the east end of the county which was under a mandatory evacuation during the storm.


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