News Release #10 

HURRICANE FLORENCE

 

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/

FEMA https://www.fema.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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Ashley Friday, September 14, 2018 12:49:00 PM Categories: general james island, hurricane, florence priority

Update 5 Hurricane Florence 

NEWS RELEASE – TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND HURRICANE FLORENCE

RELEASE #5

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

 

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 3.  

The Town participated in an Emergency Management conference call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. The Governor is scheduled to have a press conference later this afternoon to discuss any potential evacuations. Please remember there are no voluntary evacuations anymore. All evacuation orders are mandatory and can only be issued by the Governor.

James Island is in Evacuation ZONE A.  [MAP]  After an evacuation order is given, everyone on James Island must take SC 171 (Folly Road)  to US 17 (Savannah Highway) .  Evacuees will then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.  One benefit to early evacuation (leaving before the evacuation order,) is that you may choose your own route.

The Town has currently depleted its supply of sand at Town Hall but expects to resume operations at Town Hall Monday morning as soon as sand is delivered. We will update later with more information.

The Charleston County Citizen Hotline is active today until 8 pm and will resume tomorrow at 8 am. 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/

FEMA https://www.fema.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.

 

Posted by Bill Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:15:00 PM Categories: general james island, hurricane, florence priority

News Release #4 - Hurricane Florence 

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring the potential of Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 4.  

The Town participated in an Emergency Management call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. While the track is still uncertain, the coast of South Carolina will be affected in some way. The State is planning for the worse case scenario and the potential of a Category 4 hurricane making landfall along the South Carolina coast. That will result in a full coastal evacuation, and an evacuation order could come as early as Monday morning. Please remember there are no voluntary evacuations anymore. All evacuation orders are mandatory and can only be issued by the Governor.

 

James Island is in Evacuation ZONE A.  [MAP]  After an evacuation order is given, everyone on James Island must take SC 171 (Folly Road)  to US 17 (Savannah Highway) .  Evacuees will then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.  One benefit to early evacuation (leaving before the evacuation order,) is that you may choose your own route.

 

The Town is currently issuing sandbags at Town Hall, located at 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Bags and sand are limited, and residents are limited to 10 bags.

 

Below are some 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/

FEMA https://www.fema.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.

 

Posted by Ashley Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:12:00 PM Categories: general priority

Winter Weather Release 1 

January 2, 2018

Map of Forecast Area
 

The Town of James Island is closely monitoring current weather conditions and has moved to OPCON 4 as of 5:00 Tuesday evening.

The Town offices will be closed for regular business on Wednesday, January 3.

The 2:00 PM National Weather Service forecast called for freezing rain starting at 9 to 10 AM Wednesday morning followed by sleet and snow. Precipitation may continue for as long as 12 hours, through early Wednesday evening. The temperature will like stay very close to freezing during the day, dropping well below freezing both Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Please stay off the roads if possible. Avoid bridges, overpasses, and infrequently traveled roads, since these freeze first.

Do no use camp stoves, propane stoves or other open flame devices indoors. Carbon monoxide given off by these devices can lead to incapacity and death. If you start to feel faint, dizzy, sick, or weak get to fresh air immediately.

 

 

 

Posted by Bill Tuesday, January 2, 2018 5:29:00 PM Categories: general priority

Meetings/Events or the Week of July 31, 2017 

 

Please join us for National Night Out. Help build a stronger, safer community by giving crime a going away party. Come out and see the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, K-9 unit, PSD Fire Department, and lots more. August 1, from 6-8 pm. in the parking lot at Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road.

 

Wednesday, August 2, James island Arts Committee meeting 5:30 p.m. 

 

*History Commission meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.*

 

 

 

Posted by Frances Friday, July 28, 2017 11:14:00 AM Categories: general
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