HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE #4 

News Release #4, September 8, 2017

The Town of James Island moved to OPCON 2 today at 12:00 noon in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

No decision for evacuation has been made at this time.

Residents need to prepare their homes and families. The Town has made sand and bags available for James Island residents to fill at two (2) locations, Dock Street Park, at 1433 Patterson Avenue and the James Island Youth Soccer Club Fields at 871 Fort Johnson Road. Bags are limited to 10 per household. Shovels are limited so residents are asked to bring their own if available. The Town cannot guarantee supplies will be available. The sandbag supplies are being replenished as we can get supplies. Once an evacuation order is issued, sandbag distribution will cease.

The Town’s Office will be closed to regular business on Friday, September 8; Monday, September 11; and Tuesday, September 12 as staff prepares for Hurricane Irma. Town personnel can still be reached at (843) 795-4141 throughout the duration of the storm.

The Town will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma and will send out regular updates as information becomes available. Please visit the Town’s website at www.jamesislandsc.us

Other important information:

  • Citizen Hotline: (843) 746-3900
  • 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 emergencies. Register online at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login

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 these documents.

In case of an event, 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 - 1-800-815-0083

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns Consolidated Dispatch - 743-7200

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

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 Frances Friday, September 8, 2017 2:58:00 PM Categories: priority

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE #3 

News Release #3, September 7, 2017

 

The Town of James Island moved to OPCON 3 today at 12:00 noon in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

It is highly likely that an evacuation order will be issued on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The Town urges you to evacuate early. Once a mandatory evacuation order has been given, you will have to follow the evacuation route. If you leave early, you can evacuate using the route of your choice. We urge residents to make plans today and not wait until an evacuation order is given.  For James Island, the following evacuation route will be in place:

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

Residents need to prepare their homes and families. The Town has made sand and bags available for James Island residents to fill at two (2) locations, Dock Street Park, at 1433 Patterson Avenue and the James Island Youth Soccer Club Fields at 871 Fort Johnson Road. Bags are limited to 10 per household. Shovels are limited so residents are asked to bring their own if available. The Town cannot guarantee supplies will be available. The sandbag supplies are being replenished as we can get supplies. Once an evacuation order is issued, sandbag distribution will cease.

The Town’s Office will be closed to regular business beginning Friday, September 8 as staff prepares for Hurricane Irma. Town personnel can still be reached at (843) 795-4141 throughout the duration of the storm.

The Town will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma and will send out regular updates as information becomes available. Please visit the Town’s website at www.jamesislandsc.us

Other important information:

  • Citizen Hotline: (843) 746-3900
  • 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 emergencies. Register online at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login

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 these documents.

In case of an event, 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 - 1-800-815-0083

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns Consolidated Dispatch - 743-7200

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

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 Frances Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:18:00 PM Categories: priority

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION 

The James Island Intergovernmental Council meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11  at 7 p.m. has been cancelled.

Notice will be issued when it is rescheduled.

 

 

Posted by Frances Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:28:00 AM Categories: priority

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE #2 

News Release #2, September 6, 2017

 

The Town of James Island is monitoring the possible threat of Hurricane Irma and has moved to OPCON 4 at 12:00 noon today, following Charleston County’s heightened alert. Town staff has participated in a 12:00 noon conference call with Charleston County Emergency Operations to remain up-to-date on Hurricane Irma.

Sand and bags will be available for residents to fill at two (2) locations on James Island beginning at 8:00 a.m. on  Thursday, September 7th from dawn to  dust; Dock Street Park at 1433 Patterson Avenue and the James Island Youth  Soccer Club Fields at 871 Fort Johnson Road. Bags are limited to 10 per household. Shovels are limited so residents are asked to bring their own if available.

As of this evening, the Governor has declared a state of emergency.

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

Other important information:

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

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 these documents.

In case of an event, 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 - 1-800-815-0083

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns Consolidated Dispatch - 743-7200

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

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 Frances Wednesday, September 6, 2017 3:27:00 PM Categories: priority

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE 

September 5, Release #1

Today the Town of James Island participated with the Charleston County Emergency Management Department in a conference call with our State and regional counterparts to discuss Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm moving westward at 14mph.  The Town will move to OPCON 4 tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12:00 noon in following Charleston County’s heightened alert.

At this time, the forecast models all indicate that Hurricane Irma will turn to the north.  The exact timing of a turn northward is unknown making it difficult to determine what the specific impacts to South Carolina will be.  State and local emergency management departments are planning for a potential worst-case scenario due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma’s path. 

The Town of James Island will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma, and is taking steps now for the potential of a landfall on the South Carolina coastline.  We strongly encourage citizens to take the steps necessary without delay, to ensure that you are ready to react should we find ourselves in the direct path of Hurricane Irma. 

Here are some important website for further information:

Current Charleston County Hurricane Information: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/index.php

Definition of OPCON levels:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php

Download the Charleston County EMD App for the latest updates by searching CC EMD in your carrier’s app store.

For updates, visit the Charleston County website or follow us on our social media platforms:

 

Posted by Frances Tuesday, September 5, 2017 3:25:00 PM Categories: priority
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