Information Relating to Post-Hurricane Irma Activities
Marsh and Shore Permitting Information
**** Update as of 10/16/2017: Call center for Hurricane Irma emergency authorizations and moratorium will tentatively close on November 15th, 2017.****
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD), under authority granted pursuant to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) and the Shore Protection Act (SPA), finds that an emergency exists within all the coastal counties due to Hurricane Irma.
Initial assessment of Hurricane Irma damage indicates that storm surge may have caused greater impact than last year’s Hurricane Matthew. “Storm surge, flooding, and high winds have caused damage to many structures located in Georgia’s tidal waterways, over marshlands and along barrier island beaches,” stated Spud Woodward, CRD director. “Our staff will be working with public, commercial, and government entities to facilitate a quick recovery from Hurricane Irma but we need information about the extent of the damage. We want to focus our efforts on recovery; therefore, action on non-essential projects currently in the queue will be delayed.”
Boating and Fishing Access
Many public fishing structures and boat ramps have been damaged. Coastal Resources Division is currently assessing the status of these public access sites. Once the extent of the damage is know these facilities will be prioritized for repair. Please stay clear of damaged structures until assessments can be made.
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