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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:

High Wind and Bridge policy:…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds…

Definition of OPCON levels:…/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:

Posted by Ashley Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:42:00 PM

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