BRUNSWICK, GA. | Brunswick, Glynn County and St. Simons Island residents who evacuated for Hurricane Irma can return residence Thursday, however officers are warning them to be ready for some discomfort.
Even downgraded Irma nonetheless had 70 mph winds when it struck the Georgia coast Monday and that was sufficient punch to knock out ninety % of the electrical provide, seventy five % of water and sewer providers and all visitors alerts, the county stated in a printed assertion Wednesday night time.
The Glynn County-Brunswick Joint Water and Sewer Fee has stated that its wastewater remedy crops are all working, however that seventy five % of the pumps that transfer the sewage to the crops are inoperable rendering the sanitary sewer inoperable.
The water is protected to drink on the mainland and St. Simons, however Jekyll Island misplaced water strain on its system in the course of the storm and is underneath a boil water advisory.
About sixty eight % of Georgia Energy Co.’s clients in Glynn County nonetheless had no energy Wednesday afternoon.
Additionally, many roads have been narrowed by fallen timber and the flooding left contaminated standing water.
Though some visitors lights have been repaired, some are nonetheless not working together with these at some main intersections. All non-working alerts are to be handled as 4-method stops and cease indicators have been put in at many.
The sanitary circumstances however, the Georgia Division of Transportation inspected the Dunbar Creek bridge on Sea Island Street on St. Simons Island and located it to be unsafe. The bridge is closed till it may be repaired. A contractor was engaged on the bridge Wednesday, however the county has not stated when it is going to be opened.
The bridge carries visitors between Sea Island and the north finish of St. Simons and the island’s causeway. When it was closed final yr for a sewer undertaking, it induced a visitors nightmare throwing all of the visitors onto already busy Frederica Street. Drives that had taken a couple of minutes took hours.
The midnight to six a.m. curfew shall be lengthened to 10 p.m. till 6 a.m.starting Thursday and can proceed till Saturday.
Glynn County workplaces will open Friday and Superior Courtroom, Justice of the Peace Courtroom and property data shall be open then. Superior Courtroom will resume hearings Monday.
Glynn County has predicted it’ll take months to wash up all of the hazards. Further updates and extra info could also be discovered at www.glynncounty.org/irma or on the Glynn County Fee Fb…