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Town Moves to OPCON 3

News Release #11—
 
The Town of James Island has moved to OPCON 3 on Sunday, October 9th at Noon. Recovery from Hurricane Matthew is well underway.
 
Governor Haley at the request of Charleston County has lifted the evacuation order for Charleston County.
 
Trees and power lines are down across the Island. JIPSD crews are steadily working to clear the roads, and many of the main roads are now open. The majority of James Island is still without power. SCE&G crews are hard at work, but they are spread across the entire low country and working diligently. Please continue to remain patient.
 
JIPSD will be collecting garbage and trash tomorrow, Monday the 10th.
 
The Lowes on James Island is open as of Sunday morning as are many restaurants and grocery stores open as well. The Charleston airport is open.
 
The Town of James Island Municipal Operations Center (MEOC) is in Greenwood, South Carolina. Town Hall is closed. Team 1 has returned to Town Hall to access damage.
Residents may reach the MEOC by calling the Town phone number 843-795-4141.
For emergencies, call 911. Town Hall will be closed for normal business on Monday and reopen on Tuesday, October 11th.
 
We have contacted our Neighborhood Council representatives and are continuing to compile reports from them on the status of power and downed trees and damages.
 
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 https://www.sceg.com/outages-emerg…/power-outages/outage-map
 
 
The following shelters remain open:
Stall High School, 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418
A.C. Corcoran Elementary, 8585 Vistavia Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406
Midland Park Primary, 2415 Midland Park Road, North Charleston, SC 29406
Ladson Elementary, 3321 Ladson Rd, Ladson, SC 29456
 
Other important information: 2016 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: http://bit.ly/Hurricaneguide2016 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 https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login
High Wind and Bridge Policy:
www.charlestoncounty.org/…/fi…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:
www.charlestoncounty.org/depa…/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
www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management 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: http://www.scemd.org/
FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/FEMA:https://www.fema.gov/
National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/
Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/
Posted by Ashley Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM

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