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Brantley issues voluntary evacuation order

Special to SEGAZINE

Chart updated Feb. 27

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners has implemented a voluntary evacuation order for those living in low lying areas adjacent to the Satilla River, which was expected to reach flood stage Wednesday but has reached that level today, rising to 12.84 feet. Flood stage is 13 feet and the river is expected to reach 14.2 feet by March 3.

The county also has closed 20 roads and classes for Brantley County students were suspended Tuesday, but school officials have not decided whether to keep schools closed Wednesday.

Closed roads include:

• Hope Rd. at Oleander Circle entrances

• Mineral Springs Road near Murphy Rd

• Browntown Road by Murphy Road

• Warners Landing at the end is under water

• Deerwood at the end is under water

• Atkinson Road

• Chicago Avenue in Hoboken

• Evergreen Way east of Schlatterville Road

• Harrington Road

• Little Buffalo Creek Road

• Baker Creek Road from U.S. Highway 82 to Airport Road

• Boots Harrison Road

• Albert Gibson Road

• Tyson Road

• Waynesville Road

• Raybon Road East (Turkey Ridge to Gilmore)

• Saddle Club Road (Georgia Highway 121 to Raybon Road West)

• Wainright Loop

• Bachlott Break

• Bobby Strickland Road

• Williams Road

The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch for Brantley County until 3 p.m.

 

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