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NEWS RELEASE # 13 TOWN HALL OPEN 

NEWS RELEASE #13 – TOWN HALL OPEN

The Town of James Island is open for regular business today, Tuesday, October 11th.  Mayor Woolsey has rescinded the state of emergency in the Town of James Island.  Recovery from Hurricane Matthew continues and remains our priority.   Residents may reach Town staff by calling the Town Hall phone number 843-795-4141. For emergencies, call 911.

The JIPSD has cleared all major roads and most neighborhood roads on James Island.

Power

The update received from SCE&G is that crews are on the Island working hard to restore service as fast as they can. Additional crews were assigned to James Island yesterday.  Power has been returning to more and more areas.   Please continue to be patient.

Downed Power lines: SCE&G- 1-888-333-4465 Gas Leaks: SCE&G -1-899-815-0083

Power outages can happen in an instant. Below are some helpful resources and tips to help keep you and your family safe.

Do not connect a portable generator to a home’s electrical system. Always use caution when operating a portable generator and be sure it is properly grounded before use. Improper use can injure electrical utility workers as a result of "feedback" to the electrical distribution systems. Connect equipment directly to the outlets on the generator. Only use approved and properly sized power cords.

Operate generators outside, away from flammable objects and do not run in unvented spaces without windows or cross-ventilation. Odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas from gas-fueled heaters and generators can build up; resulting in injury or death.

Turn off or disconnect any appliances, equipment or electronics you were using when the power went out. When power comes back on, surges or spikes can damage equipment.

Check the temperature of your food. Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures above 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more, or any food with an unusual odor, color or texture.

Hurricane Debris

The PSD and the City of Charleston have both began picking up regular garbage Monday, October 10th and will continue their regular schedule for the rest of this week.  Please put household garbage in the usual cans and place on the street on the normal day.

Charleston County will be activating the debris removal contractors. More information to come on a schedule of when and where they will be working on James Island. Please make sure all the storm debris is on the side of the road, away from downed power lines or power poles. See the attached flyer for specifics on where to place debris. Debris removal contractors WILL NOT remove storm debris off of private property, so again please make sure to get your debris to the side of the road.   Do not block the roads with your debris.

There is a ban on outside burning across the state.   Do not burn hurricane debris.  Please be patient.   It will be picked up.

Please remember the majority of accidents and injuries occur after a storm. Make sure to use extreme caution when operating power tools, etc.

There is currently a CYBER scam, asking you to “click here” for more information on your power outage. Do not open this email. Go to SCE&G’s website at https://www.sceg.com/outages-emerg…/power-outages/outage-map

Other important information: 2016 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: http://bit.ly/Hurricaneguide2016 Charleston
County Citizen Alert System: Charleston County residents should register for the Charleston County Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive voicemail, text message, and email notifications about emergency situations. Register online at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login
High Wind and Bridge Policy:
www.charlestoncounty.org/…/fi…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:
www.charlestoncounty.org/depa…/emergencymanagement.opcon.php
The Charleston County Emergency Management Department developed and maintains an Emergency Operations Plan and Re-Entry Plan for the entire County. Please visit their website at
www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management for more information and links to those documents.
Here are some important numbers or websites you need to know.
Downed Trees: Call 911
Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200.
Here are other important links with helpful information:
South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/
FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/FEMA:https://www.fema.gov/
National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/
Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/

 

Posted by Bill Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

NEWS RELEASE 12--TOJI MOVES TO OPCON 4 - DEBRIS REMOVAL & SCE&G UPDATE 

NEWS RELEASE #12 – TOJI MOVES TO OPCON 4  - DEBRIS REMOVAL & SCE&G UPDATE

The Town of James Island has moved to OPCON 4 on Monday, October 10th @ Noon. Recovery from Hurricane Matthew is well underway.

Governor Haley at the request of Charleston County has lifted the evacuation order for Charleston County.

The JIPSD has steadily worked to clear the roads on James Island. The PSD and the City of Charleston have both begun picking up regular garbage and trash today, Monday, October 10th and will continue their regular schedule for the rest of this week. Later today or tomorrow, Charleston County will be activating the debris removal contractors. More information to come on a schedule of when and where they will be working on James Island. Please make sure all the storm debris is on the side of the road, away from downed power lines or power poles. See above drawing for specifics on where to place debris. Debris removal contractors WILL NOT remove storm debris off of private property, so again please make sure to get your debris to the side of the road.

The update received from SCE&G today is that much of James Island is still without power, but crews are on the Island working hard to restore service as fast as they can. Please continue to be patient.

Town Hall is currently closed for regular business, but residents can come in or call regarding Hurricane Matthew Recovery such as receiving an emergency tree permit. Residents may reach Town staff by calling the Town Hall phone number 843-795-4141. For emergencies, call 911. Town Hall will be reopening on Tuesday, October 11th, for normal business.

Please remember the majority of accidents and injuries occur after a storm. Make sure to use extreme caution when operating power tools, etc.

There is currently a CYBER scam, asking you to “click here” for more information on your power outage. Do not open this email. Go to SCE&G’s website at https://www.sceg.com/outages-emerg…/power-outages/outage-map

Other important information: 2016 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: http://bit.ly/Hurricaneguide2016 Charleston
County Citizen Alert System: Charleston County residents should register for the Charleston County Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive voicemail, text message, and email notifications about emergency situations. Register online at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login
High Wind and Bridge Policy:
www.charlestoncounty.org/…/fi…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:
www.charlestoncounty.org/depa…/emergencymanagement.opcon.php
The Charleston County Emergency Management Department developed and maintains an Emergency Operations Plan and Re-Entry Plan for the entire County. Please visit their website at
www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management for more information and links to those documents.
Here are some important numbers or websites you need to know.
Downed Trees: Call 911
Downed Power lines: SCE&G- 1-888-333-4465
Gas Leaks: SCE&G -1-899-815-0083
Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200.
Here are other important links with helpful information:
South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/
FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/FEMA:https://www.fema.gov/
National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/
Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/

 

Posted by Bill Monday, October 10, 2016 1:21:00 PM

UPDATE RECEIVED FROM SCE&G 

UPDATE RECEIVED FROM SCE&G:
SCE&G Crews Restored Power to 100,000 Overnight

SCE&G crews worked overnight restoring power to more than 100,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew. More than 290,000 outages were reported at the peak of the storm, which occurred at 2 p.m. Saturday. Hardest hit by the high winds were customers in the coastal counties of Charleston, Beaufort, Dorchester and Colleton as well as Richland County in the Midlands. SCE&G secured more than 1,000 off-system crew members to supplement the more than 2,000 SCE&G employees assisting with storm restoration efforts. Clearing downed trees, replacing broken poles and damaged equipment and navigating difficult terrain are all a part of the restoration process for our strong and steady crews. While many things in life are instantaneous today, rebuilding and replacing infrastructure is still a time and labor intensive process. The level of damage South Carolina has sustained will take time for our crews and require a vigilance for safety. They will continue to work long, challenging hours until the last customer receives power. More information on SCE&G’s restoration process can be found online at www.sceg.com/restore.

Current County outages as of 7pm on 10/9/16:

Berkeley - 3,401
Charleston - 49,743
Dorchester - 18,587

For up-to-date outage information and to report an outage visitwww.sceg.com/storm. Helpful phone numbers: Downed/sparking lines: 1-888-333-4465 Gas outages/leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Posted by Ashley Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:09:00 PM

TOJI News Release #11 

Town Moves to OPCON 3
News Release #11—
 
The Town of James Island has moved to OPCON 3 on Sunday, October 9th at Noon. Recovery from Hurricane Matthew is well underway.
 
Governor Haley at the request of Charleston County has lifted the evacuation order for Charleston County.
 
Trees and power lines are down across the Island. JIPSD crews are steadily working to clear the roads, and many of the main roads are now open. The majority of James Island is still without power. SCE&G crews are hard at work, but they are spread across the entire low country and working diligently. Please continue to remain patient.
 
JIPSD will be collecting garbage and trash tomorrow, Monday the 10th.
 
The Lowes on James Island is open as of Sunday morning as are many restaurants and grocery stores open as well. The Charleston airport is open.
 
The Town of James Island Municipal Operations Center (MEOC) is in Greenwood, South Carolina. Town Hall is closed. Team 1 has returned to Town Hall to access damage.
Residents may reach the MEOC by calling the Town phone number 843-795-4141.
For emergencies, call 911. Town Hall will be closed for normal business on Monday and reopen on Tuesday, October 11th.
 
We have contacted our Neighborhood Council representatives and are continuing to compile reports from them on the status of power and downed trees and damages.
 
There is currently a CYBER scam, asking you to “click here” for more information on your power outage. Do not open this email. Go to SCE&G’s website at https://www.sceg.com/outages-emerg…/power-outages/outage-map
 
 
The following shelters remain open:
Stall High School, 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418
A.C. Corcoran Elementary, 8585 Vistavia Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406
Midland Park Primary, 2415 Midland Park Road, North Charleston, SC 29406
Ladson Elementary, 3321 Ladson Rd, Ladson, SC 29456
 
Other important information: 2016 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: http://bit.ly/Hurricaneguide2016 Charleston
County Citizen Alert System: Charleston County residents should register for the Charleston County Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive voicemail, text message, and email notifications about emergency situations. Register online at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login
High Wind and Bridge Policy:
www.charlestoncounty.org/…/fi…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:
www.charlestoncounty.org/depa…/emergencymanagement.opcon.php
The Charleston County Emergency Management Department developed and maintains an Emergency Operations Plan and Re-Entry Plan for the entire County. Please visit their website at
www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management for more information and links to those documents.
Here are some important numbers or websites you need to know.
Downed Trees: Call 911
Downed Power lines: SCE&G- 1-888-333-4465
Gas Leaks: SCE&G -1-899-815-0083
Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200.
Here are other important links with helpful information:
South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/
FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/FEMA:https://www.fema.gov/
National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/
Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/
Posted by Ashley Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM

James Island Road Update 

James Island PSD Fire, Solid Waste Services, and Wastewater Services have cleared all major roads on James Island with the following exceptions:

1 Central Park Road which is down to a single lane near the creek due to broken pavement and

2 Dills Bluff Road which is completely blocked due to a downed tree entangled with power lines.

Posted by Bill Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:09:00 PM
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