Armstrong campus to evacuate as per order from Governor Brian Kemp

Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit Savannah as a Category 3 storm early Thursday morning.

Nathan Woodruff

STATESBORO — The Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus will be evacuated on Monday in accordance with Governor Brian Kemp’s mandatory evacuation order. 

In a statement from the University Alert Center, GS officials announced that all students on the Armstrong campus need to leave residence halls by 9 p.m. Monday night, however, a bus will be provided for students who cannot find alternate transportation. 

“Students who cannot find any other alternate accommodations or who do not have an evacuation plan will be bused to the Statesboro campus and provided safe, temporary lodging,” the statement reads. “The bus will leave campus at 8:00 am, Tuesday Sept. 3.  As a reminder students cannot stay on campus.” 

The residence halls at Armstrong will be checked starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow to make sure all students have left.

Those who need evacuation assistance should email Nick Shrader, the director of residence life, at [email protected] or call the main housing office at 912-344-2940 by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2.  

Speaker of the Armstrong/Liberty Campus Student Government Senate, Tyler Tyack, urged students to heed the warning over Twitter.

“If you are in Savannah, please heed the evacuation warnings,” Tyack said. “We don’t know how bad this could be. Stay safe.”

Hurricane Dorian’s progress can be tracked on Google maps and safety tips can be found here.

Nathan Woodruff, The George-Anne Managing News Editor, [email protected]