The City of Richmond Hill in conjunction with Bryan County will be implementing a curfew ahead of any possible impacts from Hurricane Dorian. This curfew will be in place tonight (Tuesday, September 3) and tomorrow night (Wednesday, September 4) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the mandatory evacuation zone east of I-95.
The curfew mirrors one that the city of Savannah ordered beginning tonight.
According to officials, this curfew is due to the uncertainty surrounding the storm's path and effects. This is also to help protect residents and businesses, and ensure the safety of our first responders that will be out working in the storm. This could be extended depending if hazardous conditions still exist on Thursday night.
Violating the curfew could lead to an arrest, but Richmond Hill Police Department officers are hoping that residents will comply with this curfew. This compliance frees up our law enforcement to focus important resources on emergencies.
No additional information was announced.