Update on St. Simons Island re-entry, boil water advisory for island

Originally posted on October 9, 2016


A press release from Glynn County is saying St. Simons Island residents could possibly get a chance to get on the island Monday.

According to the release, St. Simons Island is still in phase 1 of the re-entry plan and County police will still not let people on the island, but there is a possibility that the county will be able to clear the island enough to start phase 2 re-entry on Monday.

The limited sewer capacity has created a potential severe public health hazard, according to the release, and additional people will not be allowed on the island. There is also a boil-water advisory in effect for St. Simons Island.

The release also said that most of the main thoroughfares and some other roads on St. Simons Island have been cleared of debris. Georgia Power crews returned early Sunday morning to the island to work on restoring power, with a top priority of restoring power to the wastewater treatment system.

The re-entry timeline will be updated at 8 p.m. Sunday.

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