Hurricane Tag

Hurricane Dorian Redux

Hurricane Dorian passed offshore of Sapelo Island on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Thankfully, the water did not rise any higher than it does during a spring tide, and the Institute did not flood. The winds at Marsh Landing were over 40 mph for several hours, with a high of...

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UGAMI prepares for Hurricane Dorian

With Hurricane Dorian approaching, the UGAMI staff spent last Thursday and Friday getting things tied down and out of harm’s way. Vehicles were moved to higher ground, small boats were pulled out of the water, and the R/V Spartina was moved up the Duplin River...

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Renovations of the Administration and Carriage Buildings

[caption id="attachment_1746" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Administration Building before Hurricane Irma. (Photo by Wade Sheldon.)[/caption] When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!  For the past few years, UGAMI has been implementing an infrastructure improvement plan.  Hurricane Irma was certainly a setback to those plans (see earlier posts...

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Update on Hurricane Irma recovery

[caption id="attachment_1729" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Restoration nearly completed in the teaching lab (as of Feb 9, 2018). Electrical utilities were removed from the floor, the floor tiles have been replaced with an epoxy finish, and the bottom two-feet of the walls have been replaced, and the...

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Hurricane Irma Hits UGAMI

Hurricane Irma hit UGAMI pretty hard.  About ¾ of our buildings had some storm surge flooding, including research & teaching labs; the BIRL dormitory; The Powerhouse (lecture hall/dining hall/kitchen); administrative offices; electrical, auto & carpentry shops; houses; and storage facilities. The main lab and nearby buildings...

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UGAMI Closing for Hurricane Irma

Due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, UGAMI will close at 12:00 pm on Friday Sept 8 and remain closed through at least Tuesday Sept 12. A state of emergency has been declared for the coastal counties of Georgia, including McIntosh. The eye of Hurricane Irma is forecast...

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