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 to pass just east of Sapelo Island on Monday afternoon. Regardless of the path that the storm takes, Sapelo Island will likely experience high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.

UGAMI staff members have been working for the past few days to secure the facilities and preparations are being rushed to completion. The staff will return to Sapelo Island to assess any potential damage as soon as it is safe to do so. Information about UGAMI’s re-opening will be posted on this web site.