NEWS RELEASE # 4 - TOJI MOVES T0 OPCON 2 IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW  

NEWS RELEASE -- TOJI MOVES TO OPCON 2 IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW

RELEASE #4

 

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The Town of James Island is currently operating at OPCON 2 in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew is expected to be a category 2 or 3 hurricane when it reaches James Island later this week. Governor Haley is expected to issue an evacuation order for the Charleston area today, Wednesday, October 5th at 3:00 p.m.

After the evacuation order at 3:00 p.m., the evacuation route for James Island will be:
Take SC 171 (Folly Road) to US 17.
Take US 17 South to I-526 east to the reversed lanes of I-26

 

If you leave before 3:00, you may choose your own route.

Gasoline is available on James Island. While gas stations are sometimes running out, new supplies continue to arrive in the Lowcountry.

Sand and sandbags are now available at Dock Street Park at 1433 Patterson Avenue. The Town has ordered more sand and sand bags for Pinckney Park at 461 Fort Johnson Road. Please watch for further updates on sand and sandbag supplies.

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/deparments/emergencymanagement/files/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf

Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/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 Frances Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:01:00 AM

TOJI MOVES TO OPCON 3 IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW - EARLY EVACUATION 

NEWS RELEASE – TOJI MOVES TO OPCON 3 IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW – EARLY VOLUNTARY EVACUATION  

                                                                                      RELEASE #3

The Town of James Island is moving to OPCON 3 today at 5 pm in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew is expected to impact the South Carolina coastline as a category 2 or 3 hurricane. The Governor will be issuing a MANDATORY evacuation at 3 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th. Medical evacuations are already underway. The Town urges you to evacuate early. Once the mandatory evacuation order has been given, you will have to follow the evacuation route. If you leave early, you can evacuate on the route of your choice. “I urge residents to make plans today on evacuating and not waiting until this mandatory order is issued”, says Mayor Woolsey. 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 now. The Town has made sand and bags available for all James Island residents to fill at Pinckney Park, located at 461 Fort Johnson Road. The City of Charleston has also made sand and bags available at the Town’s Dock Street Park located at 1433 Patterson Avenue. Please bring your own shovels and limit to 15 per household.

Town offices will be closed to regular business tomorrow, Wednesday October 5th. Charleston County schools will be closed starting Wednesday, October 5th.

The Town will continue to monitor Hurricane Matthew and 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 emergency situations. 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 Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:07:00 PM

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
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