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Tornado update: County to waive permit fees for rebuilding, state of emergency remains in effect for parts of North Bryan
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Recovery is ongoing from Tuesday's tornado in North Bryan. 

Here's the latest update from Bryan County:

Update 8: April 5 Tornado Assistance Events (April 8, 3:30pm)

Pickup for storm debris is ongoing. All storm debris should be separated into vegetative (logs, branches, etc.) construction (building materials, windows) and white goods (appliances) and pushed to the side of the road for pickup. Separate any hazardous chemicals for proper disposal by other means.


All volunteers should continue to report to Lanier Primary to check in before doing any work in the area.


The Georgia Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire will be hosting a “Claims Village” at Lanier Primary on Monday April 11, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help file insurance claims and answer any questions that impacted resident’s may have.


On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Bryan County Family Connection will host a Tornado Relief Resource Event from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lanier Primary at 6024 US-280 in Pembroke. Tornado impacted families should bring proof of residence to pick up essential needs, such as food, water, diapers, clothing, and more. Mental health services, benefits assistance, and other resources will be on site to help anyone who needs help navigating this disaster.


Bryan County Community Development is waiving building permit fees for those rebuilding damage associated with the tornado. Contractors and property owners may submit for building permits through our online portal Evolve Public (  If you need in-person assistance Permit Technician Ashley Young, will be working out of the Tax Assessor’s office in Pembroke (15 N. Courthouse Street) starting Monday, April 11, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also email ( or or call 912-756-7962. Residents are encouraged to apply for the necessary permits, including electrical, as part of the service is verifying contractors are licensed in the state of Georgia.  You do not need permits for fence or roof repairs or to secure your property.


A State of Emergency remains in effect for damaged areas of North. There has been significant damage to the Park Place and Homestead Drive neighborhoods, Hendrix Park, Black Creek Golf Club, and the areas of Pembroke including the County complex.  Avoid these areas, if possible, as you go about your day.


To see all Bryan County updates, go to the home page and look for the April 5 Tornado Updates button or the Bryan County, Georgia Facebook.

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