DOT prepares to mobilize for
evacuations if needed
The 2014 hurricane season began early with Hurricane Arthur. Georgia Department of Transportation’s hurricane plan is in place; work forces are trained and ready to mobilize for major tropical storms or hurricanes along Georgia’s coastline. Several emergency plans will be implemented to increase mobility of traffic heading inland in the event of a mandatory evacuation.
Georgia DOT is working with Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Georgia State Patrol (GSP), utility companies, local governments and local emergency management in a collaborative effort to respond to threats during the 2014 Hurricane Season. The planning process has been ongoing statewide prior to the season’s official beginning date, June 1. Georgia DOT has invested more than $5.7 million in traffic control systems, radios, cameras and reversible interstate lanes since Hurricane Floyd threatened Georgia’s coast in 1999.
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