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The Town of James Island has moved to OPCON 4 on Monday, October 10th @ Noon. Recovery from Hurricane Matthew is well underway.

Governor Haley at the request of Charleston County has lifted the evacuation order for Charleston County.

The JIPSD has steadily worked to clear the roads on James Island. The PSD and the City of Charleston have both begun picking up regular garbage and trash today, Monday, October 10th and will continue their regular schedule for the rest of this week. Later today or tomorrow, Charleston County will be activating the debris removal contractors. More information to come on a schedule of when and where they will be working on James Island. Please make sure all the storm debris is on the side of the road, away from downed power lines or power poles. See above drawing for specifics on where to place debris. Debris removal contractors WILL NOT remove storm debris off of private property, so again please make sure to get your debris to the side of the road.

The update received from SCE&G today is that much of James Island is still without power, but crews are on the Island working hard to restore service as fast as they can. Please continue to be patient.

Town Hall is currently closed for regular business, but residents can come in or call regarding Hurricane Matthew Recovery such as receiving an emergency tree permit. Residents may reach Town staff by calling the Town Hall phone number 843-795-4141. For emergencies, call 911. Town Hall will be reopening on Tuesday, October 11th, for normal business.

Please remember the majority of accidents and injuries occur after a storm. Make sure to use extreme caution when operating power tools, etc.

There is currently a CYBER scam, asking you to “click here” for more information on your power outage. Do not open this email. Go to SCE&G’s website at…/power-outages/outage-map

Other important information: 2016 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: 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 email notifications about emergency situations. Register online at
High Wind and Bridge Policy:…/fi…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:…/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 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:
FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness:
National Weather Service Charleston Office:
Pet Friendly Hotels:


Posted by Bill Monday, October 10, 2016 1:21:00 PM

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