The Town of James Island is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 1.
The Town participated in an Emergency Management call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. However, the Governor has not yet lifted the mandatory evacuation order and made a decision on re-entry. Please continue to be guarded. There is still a 20% change of tropical storm force winds for our area and localized flooding.
Please note that bus pickup stops for James Island to take to open shelters has ceased and two shelters outside of Charleston County are open at this time including Flower Towne Elementary, 20 King Charles Circle, Summerville and Newington Elementary at 10 King Charles Circle, Summerville.
Sandbag operations have ceased. The Town issued 12,000 sandbags since Saturday.
The Charleston County Citizen Hotline is open. 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/
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.