HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: SUNDAY, OCT. 14th

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: Safety Information • Should you encounter barricades across streets or roadways, please do not enter. These barricades are in place due to down power lines. Do not move or drive around the barricades, as they are in place for public safety. • Please use caution when you encounter utility vehicles, trash trucks, dump trucks and other equipment. • Please...



RESTORING POWER Q&A

The following information is provided to aid in the understanding of the steps necessary to fully restore power after a major outage event. Q. What happens prior to a known power outage, such as one that may occur with a tropical event? A. Many outages, such as those involving a major, known weather event, are planned in advance. Crews will perform system upgrades and routine repairs so that the duration of these planned outages is the shortest possible and impacts the fewest people. ...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13TH

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: Safety Information Public Works is actively working to remove fallen trees and other debris to assist with restoration efforts. Please use caution when you encounter work crews. Should you encounter barricades across streets or roadways, please do not enter. These barricades are in place due to down power lines. Do not move or drive around the barricades, as they...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: SATURDAY, 10/13

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: Safety Information Thomas County Emergency Management reports there were near fatalities associated with generator use in Thomas County. We urge all citizens to observe the safety precautions of the American Red Cross that we have shared on our Facebook page. Thomasville Fire Rescue reports that there is no burning permitted in Thomas County according to the Georgia...



RESCHEDULED DATES RELEASED FOR CITY MANAGER CANDIDATES

The rescheduled return visits of the final three candidates for the City Manager’s position have been released. The candidates will visit Thomasville on Tuesday, October 16th and 17th. Mayor Greg Hobbs said that the visits were planned for last week but were cancelled due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Michael. “Choosing our next City Manager is a very important decision,” said Hobbs. “We know there is a great deal of interest in our selection process from both members of...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: FRIDAY, OCT. 12TH

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: There have been no reported fatalities in Thomasville. Additionally, Thomas County Emergency Management reports no fatalities in Thomas County. Hundreds of trees are down throughout our community. The fallen trees have caused widespread damage to our electric distribution system, and telecommunications system. While you may not see damage in your immediate area, the...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE

The City of Thomasville would like to provide an update to our recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael: There have been no reported fatalities in Thomasville. Additionally, Thomas County Emergency Management reports no fatalities in Thomas County. Hundreds of trees are down throughout our community. The fallen trees have caused widespread damage to our electric distribution system, telecommunications system and are blocking numerous roads and streets. Road clearing has been a...



CITY RECOVERS FROM HURRICANE MICHAEL

Hurricane Michael may not have passed directly through Thomasville, but the high winds surrounding the storm were enough to cause significant damage to the community. Numerous trees are down throughout the city and many roads are impassable. Citizens are urged to stay home and off the roads if at all possible for the safety of themselves and our emergency responders. “We understand that with daylight comes the curiosity to get out and survey the damage,” said Sheryl Sealy, Director...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE OFFICES WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

We have been monitoring the path of Hurricane Michael and the potential effects on our community. Based on the storm’s trajectory, we anticipate heavy winds and rains throughout the night and early morning hours. In the interest of safety, we will remain closed until Friday, October 12th. City of Thomasville staff members are to report for work on Friday at their regularly scheduled time unless otherwise instructed by their supervisors.



URGENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPROACH OF HURRICANE MICHAEL

The City of Thomasville would like to inform our community of some final information that is important as we complete our preparations for Hurricane Michael’s arrival into the Thomasville area: Please monitor this storm and heed all warnings and watches. If you feel unsafe, please consider leaving your home and seeking shelter now prior to the storm’s arrival. Thomas County Emergency Management has announced shelter locations at First Baptist Church in Thomasville (opening at 4...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CALENDAR CHANGES DUE TO HURRICANE MICHAEL

Due to Hurricane Michael’s expected impact to the Thomasville area, several calendar items have been postponed or cancelled. Please note the following calendar changes: 10/9: Utilities Committee Meeting: Cancelled 10/9: City Manager Candidate Tours of Thomasville and Public Meet and Greet: Postponed 10/10: Called Council Meetings for City Manager Candidate Interviews, Selection: Postponed 10/10: Architectural Review & Zoning Appeals Board: Postponed 10/10: Public...



CITY BEGINS PREPARATIONS FOR MICHAEL

A hurricane watch has been issued for Thomas County. Forecasts indicate that Hurricane Michael may be on course to severely impact Thomasville and make landfall as a major hurricane. In preparation of the storm, City Administrative offices will close tomorrow, October 9, 2018 at 12 noon and will remain closed through Wednesday, October 10th. Thomasville residents need to take safety precautions, including actions to protect themselves and their family. Residents are urged to finish...