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. The Mandatory Evacuation order by the Governor still stands. The reversed lanes on I-26 will end at 6:00 p.m.
Please note that bus pickup stops for James Island to take to open shelters has ceased and one shelter outside of Charleston County is open at this time at Flower Towne Elementary, 20 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.