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Thunderstorms, heavy rain, & flash flooding possible again today. Greatest risk between 2-9 PM. Don't drive through flooded roads. 06:04 AM May 23rd //

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Did you know? New Evacuation Zones for Chatham County

To better prepare Chatham County for the 2017 hurricane season, we are working to ensure residents know the terms that County officials will be using when calling for an evacuation. Knowing the difference will significantly affect how communities will react and prepare for hurricanes. The County has also constructed new evacuation zones to ensure an efficient exit for all communities in the target area. Learn More

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The Chatham County Siren System

The Chatham Emergency Management Agency conducts monthly tests of our emergency warning sirens on the first Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. If you hear a siren at any other time, it means take cover! Read more about our warning siren program.

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