We are all concerned about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the South East. The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber has collected a series of resources and preparation tools to help Putnam County citizens and visitors prepare for the upcoming storm.
To find Georgia Lodging and Traffic Information as we prepare for Hurricane Irma, please visit the official website of the Georgia Tourism Industry, where industry professionals are constantly gathering up to date information for tourist and residents. Unfortunately, all hotels within the Putnam County lines are full.
The Georgia Emergency Management homepage offers helpful information about price gouging restrictions, shelter locations, open campgrounds, and even equine evacuation for those evacuating the storm. GEMA has compiled Hurricane Irma preparedness tips, which can be viewed HERE. For up to date information from GEMA, you can follow their twitter account.
You can always use Georgia 511 to find out real-time traffic information. You can also visit GDOT’s website to see what is recommended by the department for evacuation.
Make a ready kit to keep at your home. This includes items like water, nonperishable food, can opener, radio, batter-powered charger, flashlight, first aid kit, and moist towelettes. To see the full list click HERE
For those who need these items, The Piggly Wiggly and Ingles in downtown Eatonton still have bottled water, bread etc.
To view the Hurricane Irma Crisis Map provided by Google, Click HERE
What businesses are doing to help:
To help residents and emergency personnel stay connected if Hurricane Irma makes its anticipated landfall in Georgia, Comcast is opening nearly 10,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout impacted areas to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity customers, for free.For a map of the Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks, and businesses, residents can visit www.Xfinity.com/wifi. Once in range of a hotspot, they may select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Xfinity internet customers can sign in with their usernames and passwords, and they will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future. Non-Xfinity internet subscribers should visit the “Not an Xfinity Internet Customer” section on the sign-in page to get started. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours through September 15, 2017.
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