GA Governor orders mandatory evacuation east of I-95, including Chatham county

GEORGIA (WJBF) – Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a mandatory evacuation of people living in six coastal counties East of I-95

Those are Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden counties.

Nearly 5000 evacuees from Chatham county will be housed in Richmond County Schools.

The voluntary evacuation request, issued yesterday, remains in effect for residents west of I-95.

Gov. Deal will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. today to provide weather and preparedness updates. Watch live here.

NewsChannel 6 will provide updates from that press conference as soon as they’re available.

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