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Georgia Hurricane Michael 2018

This is Situation Report No. 1 was published on October 14, 2018 and contains county and community level updates on the most significantly impacted counties in Georgia. It does not represent all counties. It also includes the communications outage report by the FCC.

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in advance of landfall to amplify official guidance.

The storm made landfall on October 10 as a Category 4 hurricane near Mexico Beach, FL., just before 1 p.m. local time. By 4pm, the storm was 30 miles west of Bainbridge, Ga., and had been downgraded to a Category 3, with maximum winds of 125 m.p.h. The governors of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina have all declared emergencies for at least parts of their states, encompassing tens of millions of residents. source

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Significant Updates (Most Recent First)

Oct 13

  • County Updates: See county individual sections for significant updates for each of the 20 counties included in this report.

  • Surge: Montgomery County Maryland CERT Team has been activated by Humanity Road to provide additional surge support for Hurricane Michael and the Strategic Map.

  • Health and Medical: As of Oct 12, two dozen hospitals and nursing homes were operating on generator power across the state of Georgia. source

  • Communications: As of Oct 13 - 131 out of 4,446 cell towers are out. Source The FCC activated its reporting system for Georgia and has requested service providers to provide information on 84 counties. The following counties had more than 20% of all cell towers in the county down as of Oct 12:

    • 21% Baker - Oct 13 now 16%

    • 39% Ben Hill - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 22% Calhoun - Oct 13 now 19%

    • 33% Colquitt - Oct 13 now 3%

    • 15% Crisp - Oct 13 now 2%

    • 27% Decatur - Oct 13 now 17%

    • 22% Dougherty - Oct 13 now 6%

    • 22% Early - Oct 13 now 53%

    • 21% Evans - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 24% Grady - Oct 13 now 7%

    • 23% Macon - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 62% Miller New Oct 13

    • 22% Schley - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 26% Terrell - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 29% Webster - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 37% Wheeler - Oct 13 now 12%

    • 34% Wilcox - Oct 13 now all cell towers are operational

    • 30% Worth - Oct 13 now 21%

  • Fuel: There are currently no fuel shortages in Georgia. Power loss in southwest Georgia is causing difficulties with fuel pumps and the processing of credit/debit transactions. Source

  • Water: Boil water orders have been issued for some cities in Georgia. Source

Georgia State update: President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Georgia Source - Public Assistance (A and B) Baker, Bleckley, Burke, Calhoun, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Emanuel, Grady, Houston, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Macon, Miller, Mitchell, Pulaski, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Treutlen, Turner, Wilcox, and Worth counties.

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Georgia County and Local Links and Updates

Baker County

Population 3,451

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Updates:

  • Oct 13 - 15.8% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 12 - 21.1% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Ben Hill County

Population 17,634

Website http://www.benhillcounty.com/

City of Fitzgerald Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cityoffitzgerald/

Mayor of Fitzgerald Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jimpuckettformayor/

Locations of Interest: Fitzgerald, Bowen’s Mill, Queensland

Updates:

  • Oct 13 - no cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 12 - 38.9% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 12 Via Mayor of Fitzgerald - I want to thank everyone for their patience as Fitzgerald Utilities and Irwin EMC crews work diligently to restore your power. They’ve been at it since very early this morning and will work late into the night before heading home for a few hours sleep. These linemen are dedicated professionals who won’t stop until we’re all back to full power. My home is still without power so I understand your frustration. Thank you again for your patience and positivity! source

Berrien County

Population - 19,286

Website - http://berriencountygeorgia.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Berrien-County-Georgia/132951140077434

Twitter - source

Emergency Services - source

Locations of Interest: Nashville, Ray City, Alapaha, Enigma, Glory

Updates:

  • Oct 13 no cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 12 -10% of cell towers down in county via FCC outage report source

Bleckley County

Population 13,063

County Website http://www.bleckley.org/

City of Cochran Police Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cochran-Police-Department

Locations of Interest: Allentown, Cary, Cochran, Empire, Goldsboro, Town, Westlake, Yonkers,

Updates:

Oct 13

  • No cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 8.7% of cell towers down in county via FCC outage report source

  • Georgia Power crews are working very hard to restore power throughout the city. Most recently they have 3 out of 4 city water wells, Bleckley Memorial Hospital, Bryant Nursing Center, Middle Georgia State University, several sewage system lift stations, and residences in these general areas back online. source

  • Cochran - Bleckley County Emergency Management, Cochran Fire, and Cochran Police will be opening a drinking water distribution site at 12 Noon today. The location will be at the old shirt factory on Dohl Street in the City of Cochran. The distribution site will be a “Drive-Thru”. Do not park or leave your vehicle. Source

Bulloch County

Population - 72,651

Website - http://bullochcounty.net/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Bulloch-County-Public-SafetyEMA-549668325066065/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Bulloch_County

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

  • Oct 13 - no cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 12 - 18.4% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 11 - Bulloch County 911 Director Kelly Bernard said there was no serious damage reported, but throughout the area, trees and limbs falling caused scattered power outages and temporary road closures. source

Calhoun County

Population - 6,694

Website - http://www.calhouncountyga.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Calhoun-County-Georgia-715595515123557/

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

  • Oct 13 - County offices will remain closed until power restored. Exception: Road department, Sheriff, EMS source

  • Oct 13 - no cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Oct 12 - 22% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Colquitt County

Population - 45,844

Website - http://ccboc.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Colquitt-County-Board-of-Commissioners-1751310115114502/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ColquittCoGa

Emergency Services - source

Locations of Interest: Autreyville, Barbers, Bay, Bayboro, Berlin, Center Hill, Cool Springs, Crosland, Doerun, Ellenton, Funston, Ganor, Hartsfield, Kirkwood, Marble, Minnesota, Moultrie, Murphy, Needmore, New Elm, Norman Park, Pineboro, Riverside, Scheley, Sigsbee, Sunset, Terrace, Ticknor, Weldon

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Power - There are several thousand of our citizens still without power. We have spoken with the utility companies and they are working around the clock to restore power where they can. Several crews from outside our region have been deployed to assist with the restoration process. Some of the damage is so severe that it requires a slow process by hand to repair power lines and poles. Please stay off or avoid roads where utility crews are working so that it does not slow down their progress. source

  • Video of night time activities removing downed trees source

  • Road Closure Update: The following 19 roads are closed: Source

  • Communications: 2.6% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • Communications: 33.3% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Crisp County

Population - 23,439

County Website - https://www.crispcounty.com/

County Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crisp-County-Georgia/103232003064614

Sheriff Twitter - https://twitter.com/CrispCoSheriff

Sheriff Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CrispCountySheriffsOffice

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

Oct 13

  • COMMUNICATIONS: Forsyth County providing mobile communications source

  • Via Crisp Co. Sheriff - Beginning at 3:00 p.m. we will have FREE WATER and ICE ice distribution at the Crisp County High School(2402 Cougar Alley). Please share with friends and family that are in need. source

  • Via Crisp Co. Sheriff source

    • Georgia Emergency Management has filled our request for generators and resources. Crisp County Emergency Management remains dedicated to you. Hurricane Michael affected everyone in this community. However in this time of great despair the community has joined together and will prevail.

    • POWER: Crisp County Emergency Management is aware 50% of citizens are currently without power. PLEASE BE PATIENT all personnel members are working diligently to clear roadways so power can be restored. There are groups from Tennessee, Marietta, and Douglas assisting Crisp County Power to help restore power to the community.

    • DEBRIS CLEANUP: Georgia Forestry Commission and Department of Natural Resources, Department of Corrections and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputies have spent the past days assisting us in clearing the roads of debris. Your local first responders, power commission employees, and public works personnel are also continuing to work tirelessly through the rubble and debris.

    • SCHOOLS: All Crisp County Schools are closed Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

  • 2.2% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 15.2% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Decatur County

Population - 22,813

Website - http://www.decaturga.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DecaturCountyClerk/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/downtowndecatur

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Open Shelter - Jones Wheat Elementary School 1400 E BROUGHTON ST Bainbridge Decatur County, GA

  • Food and water are being distributed from (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Southern Regional Technical College 2500 E. Shotwell Street Bainbridge, GA 39819 source

  • 16.7% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 26.7% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Dodge County

Population 21,796

County Website https://www.dodgecountyga.com/

County Emergency Management Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dodgeema/

City of Eastman Facebook https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Eastman

Locations of Interest: Chauncey, Chester, Eastman, Empire, Milan, Plainfield, Rhine, Towns,

Updates:

Oct 13

  • 1.9% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • City of Eastman: The City does not have any plans to shut the water off. We have 2 wells working on power and 1 by generator at this time. source

  • 17.3% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Dooly County

Population 14,918

County Website http://doolycountyga.com/

Sheriff Office Website https://t.co/i5CA86F7fS

Facebook

Sheriff Office Twitter https://twitter.com/DoolyCountySO

Locations of Interest: Byromville, Dooling, Lilly, Pinehurst, Unadilla, Vienna,

Updates:

Oct 13

  • 6.3% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Dooly County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 15 (Staff will report at 10 a.m.) The football game on Monday will take place in Crawford County at 6:00 p.m. source

Oct 12

  • 12.5% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 11

  • The original curfew (07:00PM - 07:00AM) has been extended to 10:00AM. There are numerous powerlines down and trees blocking roadways. Emergency personnel are assessing damage and taking every necessary action to restore a safe environment for all residents. source

Dougherty County

Population - 91,332

Website - http://www.dougherty.ga.us/

Facebook - https://wfxl.com/news/local/dougherty-county-ema-requesting-four-wheelers-and-atvs

Twitter - https://twitter.com/1doughertycoga

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Open Shelter - Albany Civic Center, 100 W Oglethorpe Rd, ALBANY, GA 31701 Capacity 400

  • A Boil Water order has been issued for Dougherty County Source

  • Food, water and tarps are being distributed from (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Old Winn Dixie parking lot, 2424 Sylvester Road Albany, GA 31705 source

  • 6.5% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 21.8% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Early County

Population 11,008

About the County https://georgia.gov/cities-counties/early-county

City of Blakely Website http://cityofblakely.net/

City of Blakely Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Blakely/

City of Jakin Website http://www.ircusa.com/jakin/

Emergency Services source

Updates:

Oct 13

  • City of Blakely is working with multiple State and Federal agencies to provide as much support to the citizens as humanly possible. Relief materials and supplies will be announced as they become available. We will provide information about power restoration efforts in the near future. source

  • Food and water are being distributed from (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 40 Harold Ragan Drive Blakely, GA 39823 source

  • 52.9% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 22.2% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Evans County

Population 11,000

Website - https://evanscounty.org/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EvansCountyGA

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

Oct 13

  • No cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 21.1% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 11

  • Via Evans County Emergency Management Facebook - locations impacted are Claxton and Daisy source

Grady County

County Website http://gradycountyga.gov/index.php/about-grady

County Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grady-County-Georgia/

County Emergency Management Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gradycountyema/

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Archbold Memorial Hospital has converted back to regular power. The hospital is no longer operating on emergency power. source

  • Please do not take your debris to county garbage sites. it is illegal. Also, there is a state-wide ban on burning right now. Georgia Forestry will start taking permits in the near future. source

  • 7.1% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 23.8% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Lee County

Population - 28,298

Website - http://lee.ga.us/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/leecountyga

Emergency Services - source

Updates:

Oct 14

  • Per Georgia Forestry Commission, burn permits suspended in 108 GA counties under state of emergency declaration https://www.facebook.com/leecountyga

    Oct 13

  • 8.8% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Food and water are being distributed in Lee/Terrell Counties at Oakland Library 445 Oakland Parkway Leesburg, GA 31763

Oct 12

  • 5.5% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Miller County

Population 6,125

County Website http://www.millercountyga.org/

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Communications: 62.5% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

  • Health and Hospitals: Miller County Hospital on generator power. There were about 140 patients in the hospital and nursing home when 115 mph winds struck the facility, ripping air conditioning units off the roof. The generators were still on at the Miller County facility as of Thursday night.source

Randolph County

Population 7,719

County Website http://www.randolphcountyga.com/

County Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Randolph-County-Georgia/

County Fire Department Facebook https://www.facebook.com/randolphcountyfirerescue/

City of Shellman Website http://www.cityofshellmanga.com/

Cuthbert Fire Department Facebook Page

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Cuthbert - All stores in town have power - curfew moved to 11 pm source

  • 4.8% cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 14.3% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 11

  • Cuthbert City officials describe the county as having mass destruction and are advising residents to stay off the roads as clean up continues. source

Seminole County

Population - 8,729

County Website - http://www.seminolecountyga.com/

County Sheriff’s Office Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Seminole-County-Georgia-Sheriffs-Office-233615123438666/

Emergency Services - source

Locations of Interest: Desser, Donalsonville , Iron City, Little Hope, Reynoldsville,

Updates:

Oct 14

  • Via Sheriff’s Office: If you want to assist our community, please go to Spring Creek Fire Dept. They have supplies to give out, and a limited number of people to assist. These guys have been amazing this week and are still responding to fire related calls. source

  • Via Georgia National Guard: Airmen of the Georgia @USNationalGuard @165thAW work through the night in Seminole County, Ga. to support local authorities in route clearance and debris removal after Hurricane Michael. source

Oct 13

  • Food and water are being distributed from (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at 3041 Town and Country Road, Donaldsonville, GA 39845

  • 7% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 100% power outage across entire county source

  • 3.5% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 11

  • Video: Via 11 Alive News Donalsonville Georgia hit hard source

Thomas County

Population - 45,248

Website - https://thomascountyboc.org/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThomasCountyPublicWorks

Emergency Services - (229) 225-4151 Source

Updates:

Oct 14

  • As of Sunday, October 15 at 8:30am, the Archbold Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has closed. Source

  • Hospital visitation is limited at Grady General Hospital and Mitchell County. For medical attention or must visit, entrance to the hospital can be gained through the Emergency Department at these facilities. All other entrances remain closed until further notice. Source

  • Visitors now may enter through the main entrances at Archbold Memorial Hospital and Brooks County Hospital. Source

  • Mitchell County Hospital’s laboratory is fully functional. Mitchell County Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation will resume normal operating hours Monday, October 15. Source

Oct 13

  • Open Shelter - New Covenant Church 48 Patterson Still Spur East, THOMASVILLE, Thomas County, GA 31757 CAPACITY 167

  • Thomas County Public Works· Thomas County has contracted with CERES Debris Management, for debris clean-up from Hurricane Michael. They will be moving equipment in this weekend and will start on Monday, October 15th with their first sweep county wide. They will work the County in coordinated sections. All residents located in unincorporated Thomas County can bring their tree, limb, and leaves debris to the County's right of way. Please DO NOT place any debris in plastic garbage bags or dump any construction debris. If you have questions please contact our office at 229-226-4389 beginning Monday morning, October 15th. Source

  • 11.8% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

Oct 12

  • 21.1% of all cell towers down in county via FCC Outage Report source

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  • Life threatening emergencies dial 911

  • Mariners in need of emergency assistance in South Florida please contact #305-953-4617

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Emergency Numbers and Help Lines

Emergencies and Rescue

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Situation Reports and Maps

Situation Reports

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Shelters and Evacuation Centers

  • Georgia State Parks campsites are available for free during this emergency event. For information about parks, updates and how to rent facilities please visit the Georgia State Parks website at source.

  • The Atlanta Motor Speedway camping facilities are open to evacuees. More information can be found at source .

  • Airbnb activated their Disaster Response and Relief operation in response to Hurricane Michael. Over 150 members have opened their homes as hosts with no cost to displaced evacuees and relief workers. More information can be found at source.

Communications

Situation Updates: The following is a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Hurricane Michael as of October 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

  • Statewide Cell Sites Out 131 out of 4,446 Source

  • Comms: FCC Outage Report Hurricane Michael source cell towers down in for county:

    • 15.8% Baker County

    • .7% Baldwin County

    • 1.8% Bibb County

    • 19.5% Calhoun County

    • 1.6% Coffee County

    • 2.6% Colquitt County

    • 2.2% Crisp County

    • 16.7% Decatur County

    • 1.9% Dodge County

    • 6.3% Dooly County

    • 6.5% Dougherty County

    • 52.9% Early County

    • 7.1% Grady County

    • 3.5% Houston County

    • 5.6% Irwin County

    • 1.5% Jefferson County

    • 2.4% Laurens County

    • 8.8% Lee County

    • .6% Lowndes County

    • 2.2% McDuffie County

    • 62.5% Miller County

    • 16.7% Mitchell County

    • 1.4% Montgomery County

    • 11.1% Pulaski County

    • 4.8% Randolph County

    • 7% Seminole County

    • 5.6% Stewart County

    • 5.3% Sumter County

    • 2.4% Taylor County

    • 11.8% Thomas County

    • 1.4% Tift County

    • 14.3% Treutlen County

    • 3.3% Turner County

    • 2% Twiggs County

    • 2.4% Washington County

    • 12.5% Wheeler County

    • 20.8% Worth County

  • Reported 86,978 Cable Systems and Wireline (Combined) outages in the state of Georgia which may include the loss of telephone, television, and/or Internet services.

  • Television stations status:

    • 25 (up from 23 yesterday) TV stations reported being operational (WABW, WACS, WALA-TV, WALB, WCES, WEIQ, WFLA-TV, WFNA, WGNM, WJCL, WJSP, WJTC, WKRG-TV, WMOR-TV, WMUM, WPAN, WPMI, WRBL, WRMD-CD, WSAV-TV, WSCG, WTTA, WTXL, WVAN, WXGA).

    • 4 (no change from yesterday) TV stations reported being out of service (WDHN, WFXL, WMBB, WVUP-CD)

  • FM Radio stations status:

    • 80 (up from 61 yesterday) FM radio stations reported being operational (W201DJ, W204CM, W206BP, W209CD, W209CG, W212BY, W214BZ, W219DH, W220DS, W233AP, W259CA, W266CM, W269BJ, W271BC, W279CU, W287CG, W290AS, WAAC, WABD, WABR, WASU-LP, WBBQ-FM, WBLX-FM, WBZE, WCSN-FM, WDBN, WDEN-FM, WDLT-FM, WDLV, WFLF-FM, WFRP, WFSY, WGCN, WGEX, WGLF, WGMY, WGOV-FM, WIBB-FM, WIFO, WIZB, WJIZ-FM, WJSP-FM, WJWV, WKIH, WKKZ, WKKZ, WKSM, WLGK, WLUB, WLXF, WLZN, WMGB, WMUM-FM, WNCV, WOBB, WPAP, WPEZ, WPLV, WQBZ, WQTS, WQXZ, WSVH, WTCQ, WTGF, WTNT-FM, WTSM, WUNV, WVKV, WWET, WWLD, WWWD, WXJB, WXRA, WXSR, WXVS, WYCT, WYUM, WYZB, WZCH, WZNS).

    • 27 (down from 30 yesterday) FM radio stations reported being out of service (W232BI, W242BF, W245BT, WAKU, WASJ, WBMZ, WBYZ, WBZE, WCUG, WDBN, WEBZ, WGLF, WHHR, WHKV, WJEP, WKNK, WMCG, WMCG, WPFM, WQIL, WQIL, WQZY, WQZY, WRBA, WSWL-LP, WWLD, WZRE-LP).

    • 2 (no change from yesterday) FM radio stations reported being down with programming sent to another station (WHBX, WXRS). Source

  • AM Radio stations status:

    • 20 (up from 18 yesterday) AM radio stations reported being operational (WAYS, WCLA, WDAK, WEBY, WFTW, WGSY, WGUN, WHBT, WHEP, WJAT, WLOP, WMAC, WNRP, WTLY, WVOP, WWIO, WWJB, WXLI, WXLI, WXQW).

    • 5 (up from 4 yesterday) AM radio stations reported being out of service (WDIZ, WJYZ, WMLT, WMLT, WXRS). Source

Oct 12

  • Comms: FCC Outage Report Hurricane Michael source cell towers down in for county:

    • 5.3 % Appling County

    • 7.7% Bacon County

    • 21.1% Baker County

    • 38.9% Ben Hill County

    • 10% Berrien County

    • 2.4% Bibb County

    • 8.7% Bleckley County

    • 18.4% Bulloch County

    • 3.4% Burke County

    • 22% Calhoun County

    • 8.3% Clay County

    • 1.6% Coffee County

    • 33.3% Colquitt County

    • 1.8% Columbia County

    • 5.6 % Cook County

    • 15.2% Crisp County

    • 26.7% Decatur County

    • 17.3% Dodge County

    • 12.5% Dooly County

    • 21.8% Dougherty County

    • 22.2% Early County

    • 9.1% Echols County

    • 5.1% Emanuel County

    • 21.1% Evans County

    • 23.8% Grady County

    • 3.7% Hancock County

    • 4.6% Houston County

    • 5.6% Irwin County

    • 1.8% Jefferson County

    • 6.7% Johnson County

    • 4.1% Jones County

    • 6.0% Laurens County

    • 5.5% Lee County

    • .6% Lowndes County

    • 23.1% Macon County

    • 6.9% Marion County

    • 2.2% McDuffie County

    • 12.5% Miller County

    • 30.6% Mitchell County

    • 2.9% Montgomery County

    • 18.5% Pulaski County

    • 14.3% Randolph County

    • .7% Richmond County

    • 22.2% Schley County

    • 3.3% Screven County

    • 3.5% Seminole County

    • 5.6% Stewart County

    • 13.3% Sumter County

    • 2.8% Tattnall County

    • 4.8% Taylor County

    • 9.7% Telfair County

    • 26.3% Terrell County

    • 21.1% Thomas County

    • 4.3% Tift County

    • 7.0% Toombs County

    • 19% Treutlen County

    • 13.3% Turner County

    • 8.2% Twiggs County

    • 4.3% Warren County

    • 2.4% Washington County

    • 29.4% Webster County

    • 37.5% Wheeler County

    • 34.4% Wilcox County

    • 30.2% Worth County

  • Reported 103,775 Cable Systems and Wireline (Combined) outages in the state of Georgia which may include the loss of telephone, television, and/or Internet services.

Oct 9

  • FCC: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is available to address emergency communications needs 24 hours a day, including throughout the weekend, especially relating to the effects of Hurricane Michael. The FCC reminds emergency communications providers, including broadcasters, cable service providers, wireless and wireline service providers, satellite service providers, emergency response managers, first responders, and others needing assistance to initiate, resume, or maintain communications operations to contact the FCC Operations Center for assistance at 202-418-1122 or by e-mail at FCCOperationCenterfcc.gov source

  • FCC: FCC has requested that communications providers report network outage information. Reports are requested beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 10, 2018, and every day after that by 10:00 a.m. until DIRS is deactivated. source

  • Comcast:More than 8,000 Xfinity hotspots are being opened throughout the Panhandle, including in Tallahassee, Panama City, Dothan and the surrounding areas. source

  • AT&T Free Msg: Hurricane Michael efforts - We'd like to help out during this difficult time. If you live in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael, you won't be charged for any data/talk/text overages from 10/10-10/14. Go to http://att.com/hurricanemichael for more info Source

Health and Medical

Situation Updates:

Oct 12

  • The following hospitals and nursing homes were using power generators Friday afternoon, according to the Georgia Health Department: source

    • PruittHealth, Worth County

    • Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, Randolph County

    • Donalsonville Hospital/Nursing Home, Seminole County

    • Miller Nursing Home, Miller County

    • PruittHealth Palmyra, Dougherty County

    • Pelham Parkway Nursing Home, Mitchell County

    • Bryant Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bleckley County

    • Glenwood Health and Rehab, Wheeler County

    • Pinewood Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Pulaski County

    • Sparta Health and Rehabilitation, Hancock County

    • Addington Place, Laurens County

    • Dublin Place, Laurens County

    • Oaks Senior Living Center, Laurens County

    • Advanced Health and Rehab, Twiggs County

    • McRae Manor Nursing Home, Telfair County

    • Oconee Health and Rehabilitation, Washington County

    • Life Care Center, Ben Hill County

    • PruittHealth Ashburn, Turner County

    • PruittHealth Ocilla, Irwin County

    • Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation, Macon County

    • Pinehill Nursing Center, Dooly County

    • Turning Point Care Center, Colquitt County

    • Pinewood Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, Pulaski County

    • Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, Terrell County

Useful Links:

  • List of hospitals in Georgia. source

  • Hospital Directory, Georgia. source

  • Emergency and Urgent Care, Georgia (Scroll to Bottom) Source

  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990,24/7,365day. Source

Special Needs / Vulnerable Population

Updates:

Oct 13

  • Veteran Health Resource Center Hotline: 1-800-507-4571

  • The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition reported that dialysis patients in the path of Hurricane Michael who need assistance can call one of the patient emergency hotline source

  • AHCA The Agency’s Consumer Information Hotline is now open 24 hours: 1-888-419-3456

  • Agency for Health Care Administration has posted a helpful resource for Hurricane Michael. The agency requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations. Notify the Agency for Health Care Administration regarding evacuations and other issues you encounter during and after the storm by using the ESS system. If you need any assistance please contact your local Emergency Operations Center--a link is available at: source

Special Needs Helpful Links:

Oct 13

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acts to help with Hurricane Michael Emergency Response source

Georgia Department of Elder Affairs:

  • Website source

  • Elder helpline: 866-552-4464.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities:

Georgia Developmental Disabilities Resources:

Georgia Agency for Healthcare Administration

Autism Resources in Georgia

Power and Fuel

Situation Updates:

Power

  • Georgia State Outages: 65,758; Customers Traked: 4,109,208 Last Updated 10/14/2018 2:32:28 PM Source

  • Georgia State Outages: 97,427 Customers Tracked: 4,020,721 Last Updated: ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2018‎ ‎01‎:‎41‎:‎50‎ ‎PM Source

Useful Links:

Georgia Power

Gas Buddy (gasoline availability tracker): http://tracker.gasbuddy.com/

Food and Water

Oct 13

Food may be unsafe to consume following a hurricane. Follow these tips to ensure safety: Source

Several cities in Southwest Georgia have issued a boil water notice following widespread power outages. Cities under a boil water advisory include: Updated October 13 at 9:47 AM Source

Animals in Disaster

Situation Updates:

Oct 9

  • Red Rover has launched a helpful resource directory source

Useful Links:

Imagery including Satellite, Drone, Pictures, Video

  • Explanation of the Facebook Imagery: Humanity Road Special Facebook Mapping Report Our Special Facebook Report contains imagery on population density changes for before and after the hurricane. The red indicators on the maps show the the difference between the population at the time of the crisis and the population estimated for non-crisis conditions (baseline). This means the red is showing a decline in population versus 3 months ago. It could be seasonal trends or evacuation patterns. The blue map is a measurement called “Crisis” The blue dots reflect the observed number of people during overall period of crisis, so in essence - The blue dot-maps are showing locations where population are accessing Facebook on the given date from that location.

Volunteers Responding

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