After a week long evacuation due to Hurricane Irma, Glynn County residents were allowed to return on Thursday, September 14. Initial assessments have been made to the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum and Epworth By The Sea, both located on St. Simons Island.
Mrs. Ann Packard, director of the museum, said that after an initial tour of the Museum & Archives there appeared to only be a bit of water that leaked under the doors. The staff is currently handling this to avoid any mold or mildew issues. The Museum & Archives will be open for business on Monday, September 18.
Epworth By The Sea, our United Methodist conference and retreat center on St. Simons Island, suffered minimal damage following Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma. Leaders report only one hole in the Blasingame Dining room roof and lots of debris around the campus. While power was restored to Epworth on Wednesday and they have officially re-opened, they are still without telephone service, internet and cable. Rev. Wayne Racz, Executive Vice President and Director of Spiritual Formation, Church Relations and Development, shares the following note.
**Updated to note: Phones are back up and running.
Epworth re-opened this morning. Maintenance crews have been working to clean up grounds and remove debris. By God’s grace, we did not have any major structural damage. However, Comcast is our cable, internet and telephone provider and it is currently down. Therefore, we have no telephone, internet or cable service. We do not know when they may be restored. Calls to Epworth’s main number appear to the caller to be ringing but no answer.Thanks for your understanding.
Grace and Peace,