Message from Mayor Buelterman on Tropical Storm Hermine –


Path of Hurricane HermineTybee Island, GA: Message from Mayor Jason Buelterman

Wednesday, August 31st

Based on the information we received today from our partners at the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) and National Weather Service (NWS), the most significant impacts from Hermine will affect Tybee sometime between 5 am and 3 pm on Friday, Sept.2nd.

We will know with more certainty tomorrow exactly what to expect and when but at this time we are looking at a lot of rain and strong rip currents with the possibility of sustained strong winds.

High tide will be a little before 10 am on Friday. Highway 80 between the Bull and Lazaretto Creek bridges floods at around 9.5 feet. The NWS out of Charleston expects water to get to 9.2 feet at high tide Friday. Therefore at this time, no flooding of 80 is expected. Our Police will be monitoring 80 very closely and we will be advising the public of any potential flooding. 

If anyone is concerned about localized flooding, the City purchased 24,000 pounds of sand and about 700 sand bags. This is available at no cost to the public at Memorial Park by the volleyball court.

We ask that anyone going to the beach tomorrow and Friday heed the warnings of our Ocean Rescue personnel and take notice of the warning flags. Double red means stay out of the water.

We will continue to update the public as this situation develops. Below is the most recent forecast track. Many thanks to CEMA for all their work keeping us apprised of this system.

UPDATE Thursday: If you have any issues with yard debris, contact Atlantic Waste at 912.964.2000. They will answer any concerns you have and weather permitting will arrange for a pick up of your yard debris before the heavy winds hit us tomorrow.

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