Plant Hatch Emergency Preparedness
At Plant Hatch, safety is our number one priority. Of all the things we do, we are first and foremost committed to ensuring the safety and health of our plant employees and neighbors.
We have comprehensive emergency plans in place – in partnership with local, state and federal agencies – that prepare for the unexpected and provide layer upon layer of redundant safety features.
Another way we work to keep you safe is by making sure you know exactly how to respond in the unlikely event of a plant emergency.
Please familiarize yourself with Plant Hatch’s emergency information to ensure you’re prepared to protect yourself and your family. We encourage you to bookmark this page on your mobile device.
The People Involved in the Emergency Plan
Emergency Alert Stations
Evactuation Routes and Information
Emergency Planning Zone Map
Use these tools to ensure you know how to react in the event of an emergency. Safety is our first value at Southern Nuclear and your family's safety is our priority.
Who is Involved in the Emergency Plan?
State and local government agencies have plans to protect you if there is an emergency at Plant Hatch. Some of the agencies involved are:
Appling County Emergency Management Agency
Jeff Davis County Emergency Management Agency
Tattnall County Emergency Management Agency
Toombs County Emergency Management Agency
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Governor’s Office
Any serious emergency would generally develop over time. There would normally be plenty of time for you to be notified and for you to take action.
Emergency Contact Information
For more information about emergency plans, call 1-855-880-2058. A recorded public information line will be activated in the event of an emergency. Please call 1-800-262-5283 for the latest recorded update. You may also visit georgiapower.com for the latest update.
To contact the state or your local emergency management agency, use the contact information provided below.
gema.ga.gov 800-TRY-GEMA or 800-879-4362
Emergency Management Agency 912-367-8170
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY
Emergency Management Agency 912-375-6628
Emergency Management Agency 912-557-6820
Emergency Management Agency 912-526-6424
Emergency Alert Stations
WUFE-AM 1260 Baxley, Ga.
WBYZ-FM 94.5 Baxley, Ga.
WHJD-FM 105.9 Hazlehurst, Ga.
WTCQ-FM 97.7 Vidalia, Ga.
WYUM-FM 101.7 Vidalia, Ga.
WVOP-AM 970 Vidalia, Ga.
WSAV-TV Channel 3 Savannah, Ga.
WTOC-TV Channel 11 Savannah, Ga.
WJCL-TV Channel 22 Savannah, Ga.
A false alarm of the emergency sirens is possible because of lightning or other events. If you hear the emergency sirens and there is NO emergency information on the Emergency Alerting System (EAS) station, then the alarm is probably false.
If this happens, please contact the local emergency management agency office with any questions..
Evacuation Routes and Information
Emergency exit routes will depend on weather conditions and will be announced on radio and television. There will be no need to rush, so obey posted speed limits.
Evacuation Route 1 —Toombs County
(West of U.S. Hwy 1) U.S. Highway 1, north to County Road 115 (Aimwell Road Ext.), west to 701 Bulldog Road, Lyons, north to Toombs County Middle School:
- County Road 364 (Cedar Crossing-Alston Road), north to County Road 78 (Cedar Crossing-Vidalia Road), north to U.S. Highway 1
- County Road 97 (South Thompson Road), north to U.S. Highway 1
- County Road 78 (Cedar Crossing-Vidalia Road), north to U.S. Highway 1
- Georgia Highway 56, east to U.S. Highway 1
- Georgia Highway 147, west to U.S. Highway 1
- County Road 336 (Old River Road), east to U.S. Highway 1
Evacuation Route 2 —Toombs County
(East of U.S. Highway 1) Georgia Highway 178, north to U.S. Highway 1, south to Parker Avenue, west to 701 Bulldog Road, Lyons, south to Toombs County Middle School:
- Georgia Highway 147, east to Georgia Highway 178
- Georgia Highway 56, east to Georgia Highway 178
- County Road 332 (Marvin Church Road), north to County Road 333 (Johnson Corner Road), north to Georgia Highway 178
Evacuation Route 3 — Tattnall County
Georgia Highway 147, northeast to Reidsville Middle School:
- Georgia Highway 178, north to Georgia Highway 147
- County Road 184 (P.E. Davis Road), County Road 185 (Elza District Road), County Road 183 (I.S. Smith Road), northeast to Elza District Road to Highway 147
- County Road 186 (Edwin Phillips Road), County Road 189, (Peach Tree Road), east to County Road 192, (Cedar Haw Road), north to Highway 147
- County Road 626 (Maple Drive), County Road 187 (Catherine T. Sanders Road), south to County Road 188 (Old River Road), east to Highway 178, north to Highway 147
Evacuation Route 4 — Appling County
U.S. Highway 1, south to Georgia Highway 15, south to Appling County Comprehensive High School:
- County Road 3 (West River Road), east to U.S. Highway 1
- County Road 538 (Altamaha School Road), south to U.S. Highway 1
- County Road 537 (Ten Mile Road), south to Georgia Highway 144, south to U.S. Highway 1
- County Road 1 (Nails Ferry Extension Road), south to County Road 1, (Nails Ferry Road), south to U.S. Highway 1
Evacuation Route 5 — Jeff Davis County
County Road 203 (Altamaha Road), west to U.S. Highway 341, south to U.S. Highway 23 (Contos Boulevard), south to Jefferson Street (Alma Highway), north to Broxton Highway, west to Jeff Davis High School:
- County Road 245 (Owl Head Road), east to County Road 185 (Graham Road), south to County Road 203 (Altamaha Road)
- County Road 223 (Bullard Creek Road), west to County Road 185 (Graham Road), south to County Road 203 (Altamaha Road)
- County Road 185 (Graham Road), south to County Road 203 (Altamaha Road)
- County Road 185 (Graham Road), north to County Road 203 (Altamaha Road)
- County Road 301 (Will Waters Road), west to U.S. Highway 341
- County Road 182 (Mt. Zion Church Road), south to U.S. Highway 341, east to U.S. Highway 23 (Contos Boulevard)
If you reside within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of one of our nuclear facilities, please visit your respective site to learn about information sources, checklists, emergency routes and reception centers.