Hurricane Idalia Update29 Aug, 2023
8/29/23 1:30 p.m. Hurricane Idalia’s track has shifted west. Moultrie/Colquitt County is under a Tropical Storm Warning, and we could see a 40-50% chance of sustained Tropical Storm force winds (39 MPH or greater), and 4-6″ of rain is forecasted.
Here is what you need to know:
City of Moultrie employees are monitoring and preparing for Hurricane Idalia. We are expecting power outages. Utility trucks are stocked and ready to roll once it is safe to do so. A team from North Georgia has already been contacted and is on the way to help restore power if/when needed.
Garbage and yard waste will NOT be picked up on Wednesday. Please do NOT take your rollout to the road. IF roads are passable, pick-up will resume on Thursday.
Starting at 2:00 p.m. today, City of Moultrie residents will be able to pick up sandbags for their homes/ businesses. Sandbags can be picked up from the Public Works Department at 1108 1st Street NE from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Crews are currently putting up stop signs at several red lights in the city. Please remember, if the power is out, treat an intersection like a 4-way stop.
The Public Works Department has cleared storm drains ahead of this storm. Please do not place trash or limbs in the street.
Make sure your home/business is free of items that could become flying debris during a strong storm.
If you or someone you are responsible for depend on electricity for any life-sustaining measures such as oxygen, medical equipment, etc., and do not have a backup power source, plan now for an alternative solution.
Important numbers to know:
City of Moultrie: 229-668-6000
Colquitt EMC: 1-855-293-1804
Georgia Power: 1-888-891-0938
City of Doerun: 229-529-4492
DOWNED TREES, WATER OVER THE ROAD, OR ROAD WASHOUTS:
City of Moultrie Public Works: 229-668-5423
County Road & Bridge: 229-616-7480
City officials will attend a meeting with Colquitt County Emergency Management at 3:30 p.m. We will update you as the day progresses. Please understand this is a dangerous storm that could continue to strengthen.
For more hurricane information, visit the National Weather Service here. https://www.weather.gov/tae/
Now is a great time to sign up for CodeRed, Colquitt County’s free emergency notification system, if you still need to do so. That link can be found here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFE66A05A37B