Corona 19 Virus Impacts the South Part II
Corona Virus Impact Photos by D. Paul Graham
Photography by D. Paul Graham
Very few businesses are still open, including Davis and Wine Dental who stepped up for a tooth emergency for South photographer Paul Graham.
The Corona Virus Continues to Impact the South
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the US, so does the emptiness of the Lowcountry. In a normal vacation season, the South would be buzzing with thousands of visitors arriving weekly for some fun in the sun. But now, traveling is discouraged due to many states being ordered to shelter-in-place.
South photographer, Paul Graham, visited the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport mid March and quickly discovered he was one of the very few people roaming the area. Take a look at his photos of a quiet airport during tourist season.
The once hustling and bustling airport of Savannah is all but deserted
Fewer and fewer flights are departing as COVID-19 continues to limit out-of-state traveling.
Terminals remain nearly empty as traveling decreases
A quiet check-in area
TSA staff remain in positive spirits during the sudden slow down
One masked passenger was spotted on her way to her departing flight
Many arrivals are also being cancelled due to shelter-in-place orders across the US
The normally packed Savannah Airport parking garage is all empty now
A first for the Savannah Hilton Head Airport – TSA Staff waiting on passengers to go through security
No baggage to be claimed with the majority of arrival flights cancelled these days
Savannah Hilton Head Airport staff keep their Clorox wipes nearby for fast and easy sanitation
Cargo ships continue to deliver supplies across the Savannah River.
Parking garages in downtown Savannah are no longer staying open late on the weekends
A quiet Friday evening on the famous Broughton St. in downtown Savannah
Tybee Beaches were originally closed, but Governor Kemp recently ordered re-opened city beaches
Tybee Island Mayor Shirley Sessions fights against Kemp's orders to re-open city beaches
An empty Tybee Beach parking lot the first weekend of the shelter-in-place order
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