What we love about Savannah-- our beaches, rivers and low-lying marshes-- can also make us vulnerable to large storms and hurricanes. But if you think ahead and prepare yourself, you'll get through any weather event safely. The City of Savannah Hurricane Guide is a starting point to help you create a comprehensive preparedness plan. To find more detailed information, including resources on preparing yourself for non-weather-related emergencies and disasters, please visit the sites listed in our related links. On the Chatham Emergency Management Agency Web site, you can subscribe to CEMA Alert and have local emergency information sent directly to your email.Prepare yourself for hurricane seasoPrepare yourself for hurricane season
Hurricane season means planning on where to go and what to take. This Savannah has been lucky for a long time. But this year, simply judging from severe weather across the county, that may not be the case. Harsh weather in Savannah may mean thunderstorms, which often cause flooding in low-lying areas, including some downtown city streets. What we love about Savannah - our beaches, rivers and low-lying marshes - can also make us vulnerable to large storms, seasonal tornadoes and hurricanes. Hurricane season is from June to late November and spring is the time of year that tornadoes are most likely to form, however they can occur at any time of the year in Georgia.
What's your plan?
But if you think ahead and prepare yourself, you'll get through any weather event safely. On the Chatham Emergency Management Agency Web site, you can subscribe to CEMA Alert and have local emergency information sent directly to your email.
Everybody should have the food, water, medicine and other supplies they need to comfortably wait out this period. Collecting these materials now means avoiding long lines and possible store shortages later. Preparing in advance will also keep you organized and efficient if an evacuation becomes necessary.