Officials in Southeast Georgia are monitoring the track of Nicole.
Residents are urged to prepare for tropical activity and rapidly changing conditions.
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In preparation for Nicole and the subsequent impacts to Camden County, Cumberland Island National Seashore will close to the public at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. A mandatory evacuation is in place. All campers, visitors, staff, and volunteers must depart the island by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The last boat departing the island is at 11 a.m. from the Sea Camp dock.
The park will remain closed through at least Friday, Nov. 11. After the storm has passed, damage assessments will occur and a re-opening date will be established when the park is deemed safe for visitation.
Officials from the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine jointly agreed to close all local government offices Thursday, Nov. 10, due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole. Offices are closed on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, for Veterans Day.
Camden County Schools are also closed on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.
The city of St. Marys, will be closed to the public on Thursday, Nov. 10, for the approaching storm, will remain closed through Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, and will re-open Monday, Nov. 14 for normal operations.
St. Marys residents are asked to secure trashcans and all debris that may pose a safety concern with high winds and possible tropical storm-strength gusts. Waste Management has suspended trash service for Thursday, November 10, 2022, and will make up trash pickups Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. If you are scheduled Thursday for trash service, then expect Friday pickup, and if you are scheduled Friday, expect Saturday service.
Do not put the trash into the new Cumberland Services roll carts as they will not be picked up by Waste Management and are not to be serviced until December 1, 2022.
Due to the potential for severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Nicole, the Camden County Health Department will suspend operations Thursday, Nov. 10. All Coastal Health District clinics and offices will be closed Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Due to the anticipated effects of Nicole, all Glynn County Schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10, with after-school and extracurricular programs canceled, as well. Schools will remain closed on Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, however, Glynn County School System employees scheduled to work on Friday should report to work on Friday. Schools will dismiss on their normal schedules Wednesday, Nov. 9, and buses will run their normal routes. After-school and extracurricular programs will operate on normal schedules Wednesday, as well. If conditions allow, all schools will resume on Monday, Nov. 14.
The city of Brunswick in Glynn County said public works will have supplies to assemble sandbags at 204 Old Jesup Road on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sandbags will be available for city residents who provide a valid ID with a Brunswick city address.
According to the city, people in lower-lying areas should ensure they have the proper supplies they need to prevent major flooding damages to their property. The city asks those who received sandbags during Hurricane Ian to continue to utilize those sandbags during Tropical Storm Nicole.
If you live in a flood-prone area, stay alert and watch for flooding.
Fort Frederica National Monument in Glynn County will close to the public at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The park will remain closed through at least Friday, Nov. 11. After the storm has passed, damage assessments will occur, and a re-opening date will be established once the park is deemed safe for visitation.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will temporarily suspend training at its Glynco training delivery point for approximately 2,000 students effective on Thursday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 13. Training will resume on Monday, Nov. 14.
Due to the potential for severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Nicole, the Glynn County Health Department will suspend operations Thursday, Nov. 10. All Coastal Health District clinics and offices will be closed Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
The Ware County School System is tracking Tropical Storm Nicole and its expected effect on Ware County residents. At this time, the district does not anticipate any school closures. Any changes to the normal schedule will be shared on the district website, Ware County Schools Facebook page, and through the call-out system.