Impact of Dorian projected to be small in Wayne
As of noon Monday, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported that it is still confident that Hurricane Dorian will be a coastal event with destruction by tides on the beaches and beach communities, according to Wayne County Emergency Management.
Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an executive order for the mandatory evacuation of individuals east of I-95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.
The coastal counties are also working to evacuate vulnerable population and long-term care facilities.
Wayne County is not under this order. Wayne County will see increased traffic on the highways. At this time, there is not a need for evacuations and no shelters are being opened. Some churches may open their doors, and that is fine for them to do so, but they will not receive aide from the Red Cross, according to Wayne County Emergency Management.
“Our latest information on Hurricane Dorian is that it is expected to continue to stay on a track in the waters beside the coastline,” the Wayne County Emergency Management release reads. “For our area our chances of any hurricane-force winds has diminished. We are predicted to have minimal rainfall and only possibly some tropical storm force winds. Our neighbors on the coast have a completely different forecast and will have evacuations in their easternmost sections. Traffic will be very congested as evacuation routes come through our area.”
As of Monday, the following schools have been closed and events cancelled:
•Wayne County schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They will reopen Friday.
•Coastal Pines will be closed.
•Friday night’s football game at Richmond Hill has been postponed. A date has not been set.
•All other school functions have been cancelled or postponed through Thursday. Friday events may still be held.