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Tropical Storm Julia and Sandbags 

Tropical Storm Julia is located about 40 miles south of Savannah, GA moving north at 6 mph.

There is a tropical storm warning in effect for all coastal waters, except Charleston Harbor. Flash flood watch is in effect for most of southeast South Carolina through the evening.

Winds- 15-25 mph with gust up to 35 mph along coast this afternoon and into the evening....
Rain-moderate risk of excessive heavy rain ,especially along coastal counties through Thursday night.
Rip Current-moderate risk along South Carolina beaches today.
Coastal flooding-there remains a risk of coastal flooding and beach erosion around times of high tides.
Timing of high tides- 9/14: approximately 7 pm
9/15: approximately 7:06 am; 7:30 pm
9/16: approximately 8 am; 8:30 pm

The Town has made sandbags available here at Town Hall. The bags are empty and there is a limit to 10 per household. The fill dirt is available at Pinckney Park, located at 461 Fort Johnson Road. The bags must be filled on your own, and please bring your own shovel. The bags and fill dirt are also available for purchase at the Lowes on James Island. The Town will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates on changes.



Posted by Frances Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:59:00 PM

Town Council Meeting September 15 2016  

The Town of James Island will hold its regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, James Island, SC. A copy of the meeting packet can be found here.

Posted by Frances Friday, September 9, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Community Assistance Grants 

The Town of James Island is inviting local non-profits to apply for Community Assistance funding. The Town seeks to support organizations that provide beneficial services; (education, health/human services, community development, environment, or public safety) for the James Island community as a whole.

Applications are now available for Fiscal Year 2016/2017. The deadline to apply is October 6th. Applicants are invited to the Town Council October 20th meeting to present their requests. Awards will be made at the November 17th Town Council meeting. Grant awards ranges between $500 and $2,000.

Please click here for the application and guideline information. 




Posted by Frances Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Nighttime Lane Closures begin on Harbor View Road Improvements Project 

News Release                             September 6, 2016

                                                                                                 Release Number: 4073

Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004

Project website:

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures begin on the Harbor View Road Improvements Project
Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures will begin September 6, 2016. Crews will

be working on Harbor View Road between Affirmation Boulevard and North Shore Drive for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.

September 6 – September 15:

  • Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road.
  • The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights.
  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.  
  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
  • 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 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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Posted by Frances Tuesday, September 6, 2016 4:10:00 PM

Tropial Storm Hermine  

Town of James Island Media Release #3

Tropical Storm Hermine – Town of James Island Media Release #3


The Town of James Island participated in the third Tri-County Conference Call this afternoon to discuss Tropical Storm Hermine’s current and projected effects as well as to receive status updates agency-wide. The main points to know are as follows:

  • Rain- 3-5 inches and 4-8 inches inland

  • Winds- 30-35 mph sustained winds. High-span bridges will not close unless 40 mph sustained winds

  • Tornado watch in effect until 4 pm today

  • Storm surge- Minimal inundation

  • Last outer band of storm is expected to move through the area by 9 pm tonight.


The Town of James Island is currently at OPCON 4 and has activated its Municipal Emergency Operations Center. The Town is operating under normal business hours today.


SCE&G crews are closely monitoring the storm and are staging extra crews for rapid damage assessment and restoration response afterward. They do expect electric outages due to high winds and rain, but currently don’t anticipate longer than normal restoration time.


Important Numbers to know:

Downed Trees: Call 911

Downed Power lines: SCE&G - 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: SCE&G - 1-800-815-0083



Posted by Ashley Friday, September 2, 2016 12:41:00 PM
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