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No shelters here during hurricanes

POSTED: July 13, 2010 2:48 p.m.

Because Bryan County is so close to the coast, emergency agencies do not plan to open shelters to the public during a hurricane. Residents who are asked to evacuate, however, are normally directed to shelters farther inland.

During the last major evacuation here, for example, area residents were asked to go to schools in the Macon area.

The destination shelter is normally announced as evacuation orders are issued.

After a storm, however, if residents are cleared to return to the area and they find their residences too damaged to stay in, the following schools have been approved to open in coordination with the American Red Cross:

Bryan County Elementary School
104 Ash Branch Road
Pembroke, GA 31321

Bryan County High School
Highway 119
Pembroke, GA 31321

Lanier Elementary School
8810 Hwy 280 East
Pembroke, GA 31321

Richmond Hill High School
1 Wildcat Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Richmond Hill Middle School
Harris Trail
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Richmond Hill Primary School
471 Maple St
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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