UPDATE: Savannah After Hurricane Matthew

Posted on October 10, 2016 by

  • Forsyth Park Fallen Tree after Hurricane Matthew
    Photos taken on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Forsyth Park.

Clean-up crews and power companies are in full swing, working hours on end to get our beautiful city back to herself after Hurricane Matthew hit Savannah and left thousands without power and uprooted many trees.

Many residents and business owners in Savannah have and are continuing to return to the city and reopening their businesses as of Monday, October 10. Several restaurants in the Historic District of Savannah have already reopened and many shops and museums are planning to reopen on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12.

If you have travel plans to Savannah on Wednesday, October 12 or later and are wondering if it is ok to travel to Savannah or if now is a good time for a vacation in Savannah, our answer is yes! Just understand that clean-up efforts are underway and there may be a few missing or fallen trees in the parks. All roads in the Historic District are open and have been cleared of fallen limbs.

“Hurricane Matthew was formidable, but we have “weathered the storm” and our community has already begun the process of getting back on our feet,” said President Joe Marinelli of Visit Savannah. “But in doing so, that process will take a few days (or longer) and we appreciate your patience. Our businesses are working hard to prepare for your next visit. Many of our hotels, restaurants, attractions and tours are either already open or expect to be open in the next few days. Getting our employees and their families back and situated is most important while we anticipate the deliveries of the supplies necessary to serve our guests.”

“If you plan to visit this week, please know that while we may have some clean-up to do yet and some services still not available, we are indeed “open for business” and will welcome you with our version of true southern hospitality.”

The following businesses have announced reopening dates; for more information about other open businesses in Savannah, please give them a call or check their Facebook pages for updates.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Fully operational on Monday, Oct. 10.
Find out more at savannahairport.com

St. Joseph’s | Candler
Lockdown to be lifted on Tuesday, October 11
Updates on sjchs.org

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Closed until further notice
Updates on Facebook

Georgia State Railroad Museum
Reopening on Wednesday, October 12
Updates on Facebook

Jepson Center for the Arts
Reopening on Wednesday, October 12
Updates on Facebook

Old Fort Jackson
Reopening on Wednesday, October 12
Updates on Facebook

Old Town Trolley Tours
Reopening on Tuesday, October 11
Updates on Facebook

Savannah Children’s Museum
Reopening on Wednesday, October 12
Updates on Facebook

Telfair Academy
Reopening on Wednesday, October 12
Updates on Facebook

Thomas-Owens House
Reopening on Wednesday, October 12
Updates on Facebook