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UPDATE: Latest on debris, food, scheduling in Effingham

Here’s the latest as Effingham recovers from the remnants of Hurricane Irma.

 

Trash/Recycling/Debris:

Republic Service (unincorporated portions of the county/outside city limits) – Currently collecting on regular routes and will try to pick up additional cans when possible. Recycling is suspended until further notice; customers can use both cans for trash. Collection will continue on regularly scheduled trash days to pick up both cans. Customer service phone number 912-964-2211.

Waste Management (inside the city limits of Guyton, Rincon, Springfield) – Currently collecting on regular routes. Recycling and trash is to be kept separated as normal. Collections will continue on regularly scheduled days. There are no plans for additional routes for dates that were missed. Customer service phone number 912-965-0300.

Trash overflow and vegetative debris – The Effingham County waste transfer station (2750 Courthouse Road, Guyton GA 31312) will have several large containers for overflow of household trash and a collection site for natural vegetative debris. This location is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday

Statewide burn ban: Has been lifted by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

The following local non-profits are available to assist Effingham residents:

--noon to 2 p.m. Thursday: Springfield United Methodist Church, 210 Cleveland St, Springfield GA 31329. Hot meals and showers available (must bring your own toiletries).

--10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday: Manna House of Rincon will open the thrift store and food pantry 1210 Patriot Drive, Rincon GA 31326.

--Continuing until Sept. 30: Effingham YMCA. 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1224 Patriot Drive, Rincon GA 31326. Showers and restrooms available (must bring your own toiletries).

--Continuing until Sept. 30: Effingham County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). Anyone with damage to their home/property can register with the VOAD for help.

All services are free (chainsaw work, debris cleanup, mucking out) but limited by demand. Register as soon as possible 1-800-451-1954.

 

All weather watches and warnings have expired and evacuees are being told to return home.

Do not call 911 to report power outages or ask when power will be restored. Contact your utility hotline directly.

The Effingham emergency operations center closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Emergency Management Agency will provide updates on resources on its Facebook page, http://bit.ly/2xRDWNi, and information line 912-754-8206.

 

Scheduling:

School resumes in Effingham County Thursday.

The Effingham County home football game against Statesboro has been moved from Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. 

State and superior courts will be closed through Friday.

The Guyton city council meeting that had been scheduled for Thursday night has been moved to 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

The Family Connection collaborative meeting that had been set for Thursday has been postponed to 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Effingham Recreation Department.  

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