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LIST: Hurricane Dorian evacuation shelters in Central Georgia

A large number of people from Florida and coastal Georgia will be headed our way

MACON, Ga. — With Hurricane Dorian slowly passing through the Bahamas, attention is turning to the Georgia coast and Florida.


Last week, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp placed 12 coastal Georgia counties under a state of emergency.

On Sunday night, he issued mandatory evacuation orders for six of those counties, including Chatham County effective Monday at noon.

Also on Monday, President Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration order, which will provide the 12 counties listed under the emergency order with some federal funding from FEMA.

Dublin City Schools and Laurens County Schools will both be closed Tuesday as the high schools will be GEMA evacuation sites, and Dublin will be closed Wednesday as well.

Mandatory evacuation issued for Georgia's coastal counties

LIST: Central Georgia school closings for Hurricane Dorian

Contraflow is set to begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. on I-16, so you will unable to go eastward towards Savannah past the Cochran exit.

Here are all available shelters, or locations for evacuees that we’re aware of:


South Bibb Recreation Center (7035 Houston Road, click here for more info)

Encounter Church (2675 Gray Highway, click here for more info)

Al Sihah Shrine Center (222 Mecca Drive, click here for more info)


Eastman First United Methodist Church (5324 Anson Avenue, click here for more info)


Atlanta Motor Speedway (1500 Tara Place, click here for more info)


Dublin High School (1127 Hillcrest Parkway)

East Laurens High School (920 US 80E)

Southern Pines Regional Park (Horse stalls free to use, click here for more info)

Carl Vinson VA (For veterans and family members affected by Glynn County evac, click here for more info)

Cake Memories Bakery and Casseroles and Crumbs are offering free cupcakes and treats for families that have been evacuated (1905 and 1906 US-Highway 441, click here for more information)


Fort Valley Festival Park (310 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, there will be free parking for those in motor homes evacuating the coast. Call Benjamin Carpenter at 478-825-2615 to reserve a spot)


Middle Georgia Motorsports Park (460 Woodland Road, space for RVs/campers/trailers but no hookup. Bathroom facilities available)


State parks (Various state parks around Georgia are accepting evacuees, click here for more info)

AirBNB (Click here for more info)

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State of Georgia Resources

  • View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Kemp here.
  • View updates from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency here.
  • Visit Ready Georgia for weather alerts and emergency preparedness tips.
  • Follow Georgia 511 for real-time traffic information.
  • Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood here.
  • Report power outages by contacting your power provider. The two main providers in Georgia are:
    • Georgia Power (contact here or at 888-891-0938)
    • Georgia electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) (find your local branch here)
  • Call your local non-emergency police line to report a downed tree on a main road.