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.org. For 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.
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.
- 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 .
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.