To all Bulloch County Citizens, Customers and Business Partners,
On Monday, October 10, 2016, all available Bulloch County employees have been asked to report to work at their regular time to assess any damages and other potential business interruptions due to Hurricane Matthew. While power is available at most offices in Statesboro, computer networks, telecommunications systems and buildings will be assessed to determine when service the public can be fully restored. The county is still experiencing wide spread power outages, excessive storm debris and various school and business closures. Though most county offices in Statesboro have power, it is not known if some recreation, administrative or judicial functions will be open for customer service until the early morning assessment is made on Monday.
County solid waste centers will continue to be closed through Monday to finalize a plan for collecting and disposing of various storm waste, in addition to usual solid wastes and recyclables. Also, many centers are still without power which severely limits their ability to operate. The County Animal Shelter will also be closed tomorrow. Again, there may be delays, or changes, in providing these and other services until full functionality is restored.
Meanwhile, our public safety first responders, our Transportation Department and public and private utilities has worked tirelessly to open roads and restore basic services throughout the weekend. We owe them gratitude for working in a chaotic situation with a both devastating storm and thousands of coastal evacuees either staying in or passing through our community. We also owe thanks to the many businesses and individuals who have tried to assist them.
Please be reminded that now that we are in recovery mode, you should only contact 911 if you have a true life-threatening emergency. Do not call about power outages. Depending on your electricity provider, use either link below to check on your local power outage status.
Thank all of you for your consideration as our recovery from Hurricane Matthew proceeds.