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
Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:42:00 PM