Anyone living within immediate proximity to the waterfront is advised to evacuate. The National Weather Service has contacted the county to express serious concern about the combination of storm surge from Hurricane Dorian combined with the 3:27 p.m. high tide on Thursday may create potentially life threatening flooding for areas of Georgetown including the following.

• Front Street

• The East Bay Area

• Greenwich Street

• Bay View

Other areas along the water may also experience life threatening flooding

Despite predictions that the storm is weakening, it is also expanding. The National Weather Service has advised that storm surge could add up to 3 to 6 feet to the normal high tide levels in these areas. Anyone who remains in these areas tomorrow afternoon may be putting their safety at risk. It is also important to remember that wind speeds at this time may prevent emergency responders from being able to respond to 911 calls.