NEWS RELEASE - HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE #6 

NEWS RELEASE – TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND HURRICANE FLORENCE

RELEASE #6

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

 

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring the potential of Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 2.  

 

 

The Town participated in an Emergency Management call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. The Governor held a press conference this afternoon and has issued evacuations for coastal counties effective at noon tomorrow and the lanes will be reversed. Please remember there are no voluntary evacuations anymore. All evacuation orders are mandatory. Early evacuations are encouraged now.

James Island is in Evacuation ZONE A.  [MAP]  After the lanes are reversed tomorrow at Noon, everyone on James Island must take SC 171 (Folly Road) to US 17 (Savannah Highway).  Evacuees will then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.  One benefit to early evacuation (leaving before the evacuation order,) is that you may choose your own route.

The Town will continue to distribute sandbags through Wednesday (Sept. 12) as supplies last.  Town Hall will be open tomorrow (Tuesday) but closed for regular business.

The Charleston County Citizen Hotline is active today until 8 pm and will resume tomorrow at 8 am. That number is 843-746-3900.

Below are some other important numbers to have during an event:

Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS.

Report derelict boats/watercraft to Coast Guard:  843-740-7050

Downed Trees: Call 911

Downed Power lines and Power Outages: 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/

The Town of James Island will continue to monitor the forecast of Hurricane Florence and will provide updates as they become available.

Posted by Frances Monday, September 10, 2018 4:15:00 PM Categories: priority

Meetings for the Week of September 10, 2018 

 

The following meetings are scheduled for the week of September 10, 2018

James Island History Commission, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6;00 p.m. Find the agenda and meeting information here.

 

For further information, please contact the Town of James Island Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Road,

843 795-4141 for further information on these and other Town meetings. 

 

Posted by Frances Monday, September 10, 2018 10:40:00 AM Categories: priority

Update 5 Hurricane Florence 

NEWS RELEASE – TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND HURRICANE FLORENCE

RELEASE #5

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

 

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 3.  

The Town participated in an Emergency Management conference call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. The Governor is scheduled to have a press conference later this afternoon to discuss any potential evacuations. Please remember there are no voluntary evacuations anymore. All evacuation orders are mandatory and can only be issued by the Governor.

James Island is in Evacuation ZONE A.  [MAP]  After an evacuation order is given, everyone on James Island must take SC 171 (Folly Road)  to US 17 (Savannah Highway) .  Evacuees will then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.  One benefit to early evacuation (leaving before the evacuation order,) is that you may choose your own route.

The Town has currently depleted its supply of sand at Town Hall but expects to resume operations at Town Hall Monday morning as soon as sand is delivered. We will update later with more information.

The Charleston County Citizen Hotline is active today until 8 pm and will resume tomorrow at 8 am. That number is 843-746-3900.

Below are some other important numbers to have during an event:

Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS.

Report derelict boats/watercraft to Coast Guard:  843-740-7050

Downed Trees: Call 911

Downed Power lines and Power Outages: 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/

The Town of James Island will continue to monitor the forecast of Hurricane Florence and will provide updates as they become available.

 

Posted by Bill Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:15:00 PM Categories: general james island, hurricane, florence priority

News Release #4 - Hurricane Florence 

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring the potential of Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 4.  

The Town participated in an Emergency Management call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. While the track is still uncertain, the coast of South Carolina will be affected in some way. The State is planning for the worse case scenario and the potential of a Category 4 hurricane making landfall along the South Carolina coast. That will result in a full coastal evacuation, and an evacuation order could come as early as Monday morning. Please remember there are no voluntary evacuations anymore. All evacuation orders are mandatory and can only be issued by the Governor.

 

James Island is in Evacuation ZONE A.  [MAP]  After an evacuation order is given, everyone on James Island must take SC 171 (Folly Road)  to US 17 (Savannah Highway) .  Evacuees will then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.  One benefit to early evacuation (leaving before the evacuation order,) is that you may choose your own route.

 

The Town is currently issuing sandbags at Town Hall, located at 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Bags and sand are limited, and residents are limited to 10 bags.

 

Below are some important numbers to have during an event:

 

Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS.

Report derelict boats/watercraft to Coast Guard:  843-740-7050

Downed Trees: Call 911

Downed Power lines and Power Outages: 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/

 

The Town of James Island will continue to monitor the forecast of Hurricane Florence and will provide updates as they become available.

 

Posted by Ashley Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:12:00 PM Categories: general priority

NEWS RELEASE-TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 

NEWS RELEASE – TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND HURRICANE FLORENCE

RELEASE #3

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and plans to move to OPCON 4 at 2:00 p.m. today.

 

There is uncertainty if Florence will affect our coast; however, it is strongly encouraged if you have not already done so to take professional and personal actions to ensure that you are prepared to respond to any impacts. If Florence does impact our coast, an evacuation order could be issued as early as Monday morning. Below is a list of emergency contact numbers.

Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS.

Report derelict boats/watercraft to Coast Guard:  843-740-7050

Downed Trees: Call 911

Downed Power lines and Power Outages: 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/

The Town of James Island will continue to monitor the forecast of Hurricane Florence and will provide updates as they become available.

 

Posted by Frances Friday, September 7, 2018 1:17:00 PM Categories: priority
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