Those in need of emergency evacuation transportation out of Brunswick and Glynn County can board buses at the following designated pick-up sites between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Local pick up sites include:

• Lanier Plaza, 1919 Glynn Ave., Brunswick

• Mary Ross Park, Bay and Gloucester streets, Brunswick

• Colonial Mall, 291 Mall Blvd., Brunswick

• United Pentecostal Church, 5608 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick

• Harris Teeter, 600 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island

Those seeking transportation must get to the pick-up sites on their own. Buses will transport evacuees to a designated Red Cross shelter. The location of those shelters can be found at under the help tab in the “disaster relief & recovery services” section. There will be no shelters open in Glynn County in accordance with Georgia and federal emergency management policies.Glynn County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Jay Wiggins said the closest Red Cross shelter to Glynn County is in Macon.

Only one piece of luggage is allowed. No alcohol or drugs (other than prescriptions) or weapons will be allowed on the buses.

The only pick up location for those with pets is Lanier Plaza.

Pets will be allowed on the buses, but must be in a carrier or kennel. Owners must provide shot records, food, water, collar, leash and are responsible for maintenance and well-being of their pet.

People who are leaving can see evacuation routes for planning purposes online at Click on the words “View Larger Map” to see an interactive version of the evacuation routes.

The website also offers an interactive map showing traffic flows and where backups may be occuring.

Residents can also sign up for CodeRED alerts and find other hurricane tips at

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