SAVANNAH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Sandbags line doorways and plywood with messages cover windows in Georgia’s St. Simons Island, one of Georgia’s many coastal treasures which are being forced to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
The Torras Causeway leading to the island was still open as of Monday evening, but conditions are expected to worsen and just like during Hurricane Matthew did three years earlier, all paths on and off the island could shut down.
FOX 5 crews headed to Georgia’s coast to cover the storm Monday spotted lines of power trucks traveling south along Interstate 95 near Brunswick.
Along Interstate 75, several FEMA vehicles were also seen heading south.
On popular Tybee Island, residents and tourist wrapped up a busy Labor Day weekend Monday and attention was shifted from rest to a rush to prepare for a potentially powerful hurricane which could pack wind gusts as high at 190 mph and cause a storm surge as high as 23 feet in some places.
A little inland, in the city of Savannah, city leaders imposed a curfew starting Tuesday at 9 p.m. and overnight to 6 a.m.
Meanwhile, along busy Interstate 16 which feeds into the region from the Macon area is getting ready to "contraflow" starting Tuesday morning.