"Clean Up Day"

The Town of Thunderbolt will hold a "Clean Up Day" on Friday, April 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Clean Up Day will allow Thunderbolt residents to bring items for disposal. A roll-off container will be placed in the Town parking lot located on Russell Street behind Town Hall. This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis only for Thunderbolt residents. Once the container is full items will no longer be accepted for disposal. Because this services is for Thunderbolt residents only a photo ID and a utility bill for proof of residency must be shown to the staff on duty at the site.




Town of Thunderbolt Water Line Project


Beginning March 11th, 2019 the Town of Thunderbolt will be replacing the Water Main on Falligant Avenue and Bannon Drive. Thunderbolt has contracted with Thomas and Hutton Engineers and Southern Champion Construction for this project. There is no expected disruption to water service at this time. Estimated completion date is late October, 2019. Please check back for updates throughout the project. If you have any questions please contact Town Hall. 





The Town of Thunderbolt has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) as a sub-grantee.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.


Applicant: Town of Thunderbolt

Project Title: State Generator Application #1

Location of Proposed Work

            Name of Structure: Town of Thunderbolt Public Works

            Address of Structure: 423 Bonaventure Road Thunderbolt, Georgia 31404

            Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: VE or V 1-30       X AE or A 1-30       AO or AH

     A (or no base flood elevation given)       B or X (shaded)     C or X (unshaded)


Proposed Work and Purpose: The Town of Thunderbolt is requesting funds to purchase and install emergency back-up generator transfer switches at critical facilities located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The proposed work conforms to all applicable local and state floodplain regulations. The proposed work has no effect on the local floodplain. The transfer switches will be elevated to the 500 year flood level to mitigate any possible flood damage.


Project Alternatives: (include project alternatives and why they were not considered)

            Alternative #1 (no action alternative): When there are power failures that impact Public Works and refueling stations, first responders will not have means to refuel and provide emergency response services to the community.

            Alternative #2: The only practicable alternative is to rent generators in the event of severe weather or other major storms.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Town of Thunderbolt All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. The Town of Thunderbolt will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Molly Sims

Town of Thunderbolt




POSTED ON: Website Post 3-11-2019


End of Notice


The 2015 Chatham County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated to meet FEMA Disaster Mitigation Act and Georgia Emergency Management requirements.  This plan includes all municipalities in Chatham County and must be updated every 5 years to remain eligible for FEMA pre and post-disaster grant funding.  A public kickoff meeting will begin at 5:30 PM on March 18th at the Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Drive, Savannah, GA 31408.  The public is encouraged to attend to find out details of the planning process and to provide information on the natural hazards impacting Chatham County.  A public survey will be available for the public.  A hazard mitigation planning website has been developed to provide information throughout the planning process at www.chathamcountyga-hmp.com
















Town Hall
2821 River Drive
Thunderbolt, GA 31404
(912) 354-5533

Municipal Court
(912) 629-4667

Police Department
(912) 354-3818

Police After Hours
(912) 652-6500
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(912) 652-6575

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