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Posted on: September 14, 2018

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Hurricane Florence Preparations and Information:

The City of Grovetown’s Public Works Department has been working to clean storm ditches, storm drain basins, and so on in preparation for the effects of Hurricane Florence. We are asking Citizens to remove any property away from the curbs and sides of streets - bulk waste, yard debris, grass clippings, and so on. Please do not put out any debris that may cause the clogging of storm drain inlets and/or storm drain pipes that could lead to localized flooding. Please pull your trash cans away from the curb/street side, ensure the garbage can tops are closed and secure your cans and any outdoor furniture. We will have crews on call ready to respond to any problems.

Steps residents can take to minimize the impact of heavy rain and possible flooding include:

  • Keep storm drains clear of leaves and other debris
  • Ensure that drainpipes are not obstructed
  • Bring outdoor possessions, such as lawn furniture, grills and trash cans inside or make sure they are properly secured
  • Remove items stored in areas such as basements or sheds where flooding may have occurred in the past

Heavy rains and flooding can be a problem for drivers, too. Residents are urged to exercise caution and heed the following travel advice to safely navigate wet roads:

  • Budget extra travel time to avoid being marooned on flooded roads
  • Make sure you have enough fuel for your car
  • Watch for areas where rivers or streams may suddenly rise and flood, such as highway dips, bridges, and low areas
  • DO NOT attempt to drive over a flooded road, turn around

While the impacts from Hurricane Florence are not expected to be as severe here in the CRSA as in the Carolinas, we are in hurricane season with more storms to contend with in the coming weeks. During any significantly heavy rainfall and tropical storm strength wind events residents should be prepared for the possibility of power outages and other storm related issues. Below is a basic emergency checklist for families to use as a guide. Store items in watertight containers that can be easily moved.

Items to keep in your home for emergency use:

  • Water – one gallon per person per day
  • Food – ready to eat or requiring minimal water
  • Manual can opener
  • Radio – battery operated
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Personal hygiene items – toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, etc.
  • Cash – power outages could impact ATMs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Copy of important documents and contact phone numbers
  • Medication & medical supplies used on a regular basis – be sure to have a supply to last for several days
  • Large, heavy duty trash bags as garbage service could be disrupted
  • Pet supplies including food, water and extra litter


Below is a link to the slide presentaiton presented at the August 28, 2018 Town Hall Meeting: Public Safety

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Below is a link to the slide presentation presented at the June 2, 2018 Town Hall Meeting: Planning and Development:

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Below is a link to the latest City of Grovetown Utility Bill insert which includes information from the Mayor, the Utility Billing & Collections Department, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Leisure and Recreation Services & the Department of Planning and Development:

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