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Update on Distribution of Sandbags 

UPDATE ON DISTRIBUTION OF SANDBAGS

                              

The Town of James Island has sand and bags available for all James Island residents to fill at Pinckney Park, located at 461 Fort Johnson Road as well as at Dock Street Park, located at 1433 Patterson Avenue. Please bring your shovels. Please limit to 15 per household.  


Posted by Frances Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:55:00 PM

NEWS RELEASE 2--Town Activates MEOC  

TOJI ACTIVATES MEOC IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW

NEWS RELEASE #2

The Town of James Island activated its MEOC on Monday at 3:00 p.m.in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew is currently Category 4 with sustained winds at 140 MPH. James Island is currently in the core of uncertainty, and while the track is uncertain, we likely will see effects from Hurricane Matthew.
 

Sand and bags are currently available for all James Island residents to fill at Pinckney Park, located at 461 Fort Johnson Road. Please limit to ten per household. Beginning on Tuesday, October 3, sand and bags will be available at Dock Street Park located at 1433 Patterson Avenue. Please bring your own shovels. More information on where sandbags can be obtained will be released when the information becomes available.

The Town participated in a conference call with Charleston County Emergency Management this afternoon to receive updates on Hurricane Matthew and should a notice of evacuation be issued, please follow evacuation route below:
 

James Island and Folly Beach take SC 171 (Folly Road) to US 17.
Take US 17 South to I-526 east to the reversed lanes of I-26

 

No evacuation order has been issued, but one could come as early as Wednesday. Please make your
family preparations now.

 

The Town will continue to monitor Hurricane Matthew and send out regular updates as information
becomes available.

 

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 e-mail notifications about emergency situations.
Register online at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login


High Wind and Bridge policy:
http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergencymanagement/files/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf


Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergencymanagement.opcon.php

Posted by Frances Monday, October 3, 2016 4:30:00 PM Categories: james island, matthew, hurricane

NEWS RELEASE #1 - TOJI Moves to OPCON 4 

HURRICANE MATTHEW

Hurricane Matthew is currently at Category 4 with winds sustained at 140 mph and is moving west at 2 mph. Hurricane force wind extend 30 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend out 205 miles.

Following Charleston County's move to OPCON 4 earlier today, the Town of James Island is also moving to OPCON 4 as we are under heightened awareness.

The Town will continue to monitor the situation and send out regular updates as more information becomes available.

Other important information:

2016 Charleston County Hurricane guide: http://bit.ly/HurricaneGuide2016

High Wind and Bridge policy: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds…

Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/…/emergency-manag…/opcon.php

Charleston County Citizen Alert System: Charleston County residents can register for the Charleston County Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive voicemail, text message, and e-mail notifications about emergency situations.

Register online at:https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#/login

Posted by Ashley Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:42:00 PM

Traffic Alert: Daytime Lane Closures on Fort Johnson Road for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project 

News Release                            September 28, 2016

                                                                                                   Release Number: 4080

MEDIA CONTACT
Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004
Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/harborviewroad/

 

Traffic Alert: Daytime Lane Closures on Fort Johnson Road for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project
 

Charleston County Government announces crews will be working at the intersection of Fort Johnson Road at Harbor View Road starting Friday, September 30 through Wednesday, October 5 for the Harbor View Road Improvements project.  All work is weather permitting.

 

 

Daytime Lane Closures on Fort Johnson Road:

 

  • Daytime lane closures will occur on Fort Johnson Road at its intersection with Harbor View Road.

  • The work will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays only starting Friday

  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.  
  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.

  • Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.

 

 

The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in December 2016.

 

The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

 

Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.

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- Prepared by the Charleston County Public Information Office –

Posted by Robin Sanders Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:14:00 PM

Lights On Afterschool 2016 

Posted by Robin Sanders Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM
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