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Hurricane Florence Information  

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is actively monitoring Hurricane Florence and coordinating with our federal, state, local, public and private sector partners to keep Georgians safe and assist neighboring states.

Governor Nathan Deal issued a State of Emergency for all 159 Georgia counties. 

Information and Resources

Travelers are urged to use caution on the roads. Increased traffic is expected. Roadway information can be found at 511ga.orgFor those seeking information on lodging and hotels, we encourage you to visit exploregeorgia.org or visit online lodging website.  

Georgia State Parks, including campsites and cottages, are open to evacuees. Georgia State Parks will not be turning away any visitors seeking assistance.   

  • All cabins will be allowed to accommodate domestic pets. Pet fees will be waived during this weather event.  
  • Parks that currently have overnight equestrian facilities will allow visitors traveling with horses to use portable corrals and high lines (with tree saver straps).  AH Stephens State Park will utilize the event field as an overflow for their equestrian campground.
  • For information about parks, updates and how to rent facilities please go to https://gastateparks.org/alerts .
The Atlanta Motor Speedway camping facilities are open for evacuees seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence. Campgrounds utilized will be Legends for dry camping and Premium (main entrance road) for hook-ups.
Georgia Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended interstate movement requirements for animals evacuating from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Visit the Ga. Department of Agriculture website for more information. 

We are monitoring fuel supplies across the state, and there are no fuel shortages reported at this time.

Additional Sources of Info



Regardless of the forecast, there are steps you can take to ensure you and those you care for are ready for a weather emergency. Make a communications plan, build a Ready Kit and take steps to stay informed on all local alerts. For more details on how to be prepared, visit the Ready Georgia website to begin your planning now. 

GEMA/HS will provide additional information and updates regarding Hurricane Florence via this website, and our social media.

Go To GEMA/HS Facebook Page

Go To GEMA/HS Twiiter Feed 

Go to WebEOC 

Go To National Terrorism Advisory System Website  

Go To If You See Something Say Something Website

Contact Your Local Emergency Management Agency

Georgia MapOur county or municipal emergency management directory is the best source of information on local conditions and programs, along with assistance that may be available due to recent federal disaster declarations. Use the drop down to the left or choose the state map to see a clickable reference to your local emergency management agency.

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