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Welcome to the Emergency Information Website for Waycross – Ware County & Blackshear Pierce County GA.
Don’t be in any doubt, get the latest right here, right now. We aim to get you the very latest emergency information on (wildfires, severe weather, emergency road closure, etc.) as they occur in our area, plus we are regularly posting other useful community preparedness information.


Emergency Animal Shelter

Due to Hurricane Matthew Temporary Emergency Animal Evacuation Shelter - open to shelters/rescues and personally owned pets. Crates and supplies must be provided by shelter/rescue or owner. It is for ANYONE either living here or passing through town due the...

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Hurricane Matthew Update

Ware County, GA Emergency Operations Center Briefing Ware is now under a Tropical Storm Warning A 50-70 per cent chance of Tropical Storm winds 1-3" of rain Rain today is not associated with Hurricane Matthew Ware County will start to have rain and wind from Hurricane...

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Hurricane Matthew

Monday, October 03, 2016 12:46 PM Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview At 11 AM Monday, Major Hurricane Matthew was about 205 miles SE of Kingston, Jamaica moving north around 6 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 140 mph. As the storm tracks northward...

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Tropical Storm Hermine

A tropical storm warning is in effect for: Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Gilchrist counties in northern Florida. Coffee, Jeff Davis, Bacon, Appling, Atkinson, Ware, Pierce, Echols, and Clinch counties in interior southeast Georgia. A tropical storm watch remains in...

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Tropical Depression Nine Update

Tropical Depression Nine was ragged and moving west across the southern Gulf of Mexico, just north of western Cuba. Maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph. This motion is expected to continue today, then the system is expected to slow down and turn north Tue and...

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Latest Briefing on 99L

Synopsis & Timing The system 99L continues to be disorganized this morning with the low level center just east of the Turks and Caicos Island. The storm is expected to continue to track WNW through Saturday toward the Bahamas where strengthening may or may not occur....

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Isolated Strong/Severe Storms Tonight

Severe Weather Outlook for the NWS WFO Jacksonville Area Of Responsibility. There is a MARGINAL risk of severe storms across all of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia as depicted in the SPC graphic to the right. Strong cold front will push through the region late...

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