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Georgia Weathers the Storm

Hurricane Irma was no match for the communities on the Georgia coast.

  • Georgia Weathers the Storm

    Meet some of the business owners for whom Southern hospitality is a way of life.

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma forced the evacuation of the Georgia coast and caused tremendous damage in many communities from St. Marys to Savannah. Members of Georgia's tourism and hospitality industry banded together to support one another in cleaning up and reopening after the storm.

Plan your trip to the Georgia coast with Explore Georgia's Guide to Beaches & The Coast, and be sure to visit the people (and animals) featured in the video above.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah, Savannah

Market On The Square, St. Marys

Southern Soul Barbeque, St. Simons Island

Hotel Tybee, Tybee Island

American Prohibition Museum, Savannah

Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah

Blue Heron Inn Bed & Breakfast, Darien

Steffens Restaurant, Kingsland

Best Western Plus Kingsland, Kingsland

Lang's Marina Restaurant, St. Marys

Spencer House Inn Bed & Breakfast, St. Marys

Cumberland Inn & Suites, St. Marys

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