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Friday, July 31, 2020

 

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 is monitoring the development of Hurricane Isaias and currently operating at OPCON 2. Definitions of OPCON levels can be found at http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/OPCON.php.

Here are some key issues:

  • Isaias is currently 850 miles SSE of Charleston moving NW at 16 mph
  • Tropical Storm force winds could be in the area Sunday night into Monday morning; Saturday to Monday Rip Currents and beach erosion
  • Possible flooding during Sunday through Monday with high tides
  • Possible flash flooding due to heavy rain Sunday through Monday
  • Storm is expected to turn North, then Northeast. The timing of this will determine how close to the coast it will get. There is a possibility of a landfall in or near Charleston County.

Always have these important phone numbers and links available throughout the storm season:

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-800-251-7234

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

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns (Downed Trees) Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200

Outage Map: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map

Social media – twitter - @domenergysc 

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/

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  

The Town will continue to publish news releases and share relevant information from other agencies, so please make sure your contact information is up-to-date to receive our news releases through email, and always make sure to monitor the Town’s social media sites.

Every resident should sign-up for the Charleston County Citizen Alert Notification System powered by EVERBRIDGE. This system allows you to be alerted any of the following ways:  home phone, mobile phone, text message, email or by fax. Mass notification keeps everyone informed before, during and after any emergency event. https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611698/login

 

 

Posted by Frances Friday, July 31, 2020 2:25:00 PM Categories: priority

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