Hurricane Dorian News Release #7 Sept 2, 2019 

Sept 2, 2019

The Governor has issued an Evacuation Order for the State of South Carolina effective Noon today. Schools and Government Offices will remain closed this week until further notice. Mayor Woolsey has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of James Island as the threat of significant impact from Hurricane Dorian remains. The Town, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, will begin issuing sandbags today, Monday Sept. 2nd until 5 pm or while supplies at James Island Town Hall – 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Residents will be limited to 10 bags per household. Enter Town Hall from Dills Bluff Rd and follow directions to ensure a smooth distribution.  After 5 pm today, sandbags will not be issued as residents are encouraged to evacuate. The Town has currently issued approximately 9,000 sandbags today.  

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 of James Island participated in a Tri-County Conference call today at 12:30 p.m. with Charleston County. The Town of James Island moved to OPCON 1 in conjunction with the Governor’s Evacuation Order.  Definition of OPCON levels:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php  

Key Messages 
 
• The potential for Hurricane Dorian to have significant impacts on South Carolina remains.  
 
• There is an increasing risk of strong winds and dangerous storm surge along the coast South Carolina later this week. The Hurricane could track close to our coastline Wednesday into Thursday. As a result, preparations should be made for direct hurricane impacts midweek.  
 
• The Citizen’s Information Line is active 843-746-3900 

Shelters are used as a last resort and citizens need to bring necessary personal items with them. Transportation pickup points can be found in Charleston County’s Hurricane Guide at charlestocounty.org. Buses will run from the hurricane pickup points to shelters from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day weather permitting.  

The following shelters are open: 

·       Coastal Pre-Release Center (pet friendly shelter) – 3765 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston 29405 

·       Military Magnet Academy - 2950 Carner Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405 

·       R.B. Stall High School - 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418 

·       Jerry Zucker Middle School - 6401 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418 

JIPSD Trash Services are suspended until further notice. 

Charleston County recycling services are suspended until further notice.  

Bees Ferry Landfill and citizen convenience centers are closed until further notice.  

Charleston County High Wind Bridge Procedure: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/BridgeProceduresHighWinds.pdf 

If there has been disruption to utility service, please contact Dominion Energy Customer Service through the resources listed below: 

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-866-366-4357 

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465 

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083 

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465 
Down Trees: Call 911 

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 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/  

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: 

 Visit website: www.charlestoncounty.org  

Updates on Hurricane Dorian will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available. Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases. 

Posted by Ashley Monday, September 2, 2019 9:42:00 AM Categories: priority

Hurricane Evacuation Ordered 

The Governor of South Carolina has ordered an evacuation of Coastal Carolina, including James Island, on Monday, September 2 at 12 noon.   

Posted by Bill Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:17:00 PM Categories: priority

Hurricane Dorian News Release #6 - Sept. 1, 2019 

News Release #6

Mayor Woolsey has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of James Island as the threat of significant impact from Hurricane Dorian remains. The Town, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, will begin issuing sandbags on Monday morning, Sept. 2nd at 8 am at James Island Town Hall – 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Residents will be limited to 10 bags per household. Enter Town Hall from Dills Bluff Rd and follow directions to ensure a smooth distribution.  Town Hall will be closed for normal operations.  Residents should have a plan in place in case an evacuation order is issued. 

 

 The Town of James Island participated in a Tri-County Conference call today at 12:30 p.m. with Charleston County. The Town of James Island remains operating at OPCON 2.  Definition of OPCON levels:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php  

 

Key Messages 
 
• The National Hurricane Center is calling for additional intensification, making Dorian an extremely dangerous major Hurricane.  
 
• Hurricane Dorian is moving westward at 8 mph.  
 
• During the next 2-4 days, the forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Dorian to turn northward. 
 
• The potential for Hurricane Dorian to have significant impacts on South Carolina remains.  
 
• There is an increasing risk of strong winds and dangerous storm surge along the coast South Carolina later this week.  
 
• The Citizen’s Information Line is active 843-746-3900 

 

 

If there has been disruption to utility service, please contact Dominion Energy Customer Service through the resources listed below: 

 

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-866-366-4357 

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465 

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083 

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465 
Down Trees: Call 911 

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 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/  

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: 

 Visit website: www.charlestoncounty.org  

 

Updates on Hurricane Dorian will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available. Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases. 

Posted by Ashley Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:53:00 AM Categories: priority

Hurricane Dorian Update #5 Aug 31, 2019 

News Release #5

The State of South Carolina has issued a State of Emergency for South Carolina so that preparations for possible evacuations can be made if the threat of impact remains. The Town of James Island participated in a Tri-County Conference call at 12:30 p.m. with Charleston County. The Town of James Island, in conjunction with Charleston County, moved to OPCON 2 at 1:00 pm today.  Definition of OPCON levels:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php  

 

Key Messages 
 
• The National Hurricane Center is calling for additional intensification, making Dorian an extremely dangerous major Hurricane. 
 
• There forecast track beyond the next 48 hours is very difficult to determine.  
 
• The potential for Hurricane Dorian to have significant impacts on South Carolina remains.  
 
• The Emergency Management Department will continue will Continue to Monitor Hurricane Dorian and advises that you do the same, making  
necessary preparations now to respond in the event Tropical Storm Dorian becomes a threat to South Carolina. 
 
• The Town of James Island advises that you make necessary preparations now to respond in the event Hurricane Dorian becomes a threat to South Carolina. We are likely to see coastal flooding and heavy rains as a result by the first to middle of next week.  

 

The Town is not issuing sandbags at this time. However, we are readying supplies in case they are needed and will notify the public if and when sandbag operations begin.  

 

If there has been disruption to utility service, please contact Dominion Energy Customer Service through the resources listed below: 

 

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-866-366-4357 

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465 

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083 

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465 
Down Trees: Call 911 

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 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/  

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: 

 Visit website: www.charlestoncounty.org  

 

Updates on Hurricane Dorian will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available. Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases. 

Posted by Ashley Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:45:00 PM Categories: priority

HURRICANE DORIAN, UPDATE #4, Aug. 30, 2019 

 The Town of James Island participated in a Tri-County Conference call at 12:30 p.m. with Charleston County. The Town of James Island continues to monitor the development of Hurricane and remains at OPCON 3.  Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php

Here are some key issues:

  • The National Hurricane Center is calling for additional intensification, making Dorian an  extremely dangerous Major Hurricane.
  • Hurricane Dorian is moving toward the northwest at just over 10mph.
  • There is increased uncertainty regarding the forecast track beyond the next 3 days.
  • The potential for Hurricane Dorian to have significant impacts on South Carolina remains.
  • The Charleston County Emergency Operations Center and all Emergency Support functions remain on standby, continuing to do so until Hurricane Dorian no longer poses a threat to Charleston County.
  • The Town of James Island advises that you make necessary preparations now to respond in the event Hurricane Dorian becomes a threat to South Carolina. We are likely to see coastal flooding and heavy rains as a result by the first to middle of next week.

he Town is not issuing sandbags at this time. However, we are readying supplies in case they are needed and will notify the public if and when sandbag operations begin.

If there has been disruption to utility service, please contact Dominion Energy Customer Service through the resources listed below:

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-866-366-4357

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465

Down Trees: Call 911

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 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/

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:

 Visit website: www.charlestoncounty.org

Updates on Hurricane Dorian will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available.

Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases.

 

Posted by Frances Friday, August 30, 2019 2:49:00 PM Categories: priority
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