NEWS RELEASE -- Town Moves to OPCON 4 in Preparation of Tropical Depression
RELEASE #1 - August 28, 2017
Following Charleston County’s move to OPCON 4 at 1 p.m. today, the Town of James Island is currently operating at OPCON 4 in preparation for the Tri-county Tropical Depression. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as they become available. No operational changes are being made at this point; we are only on heightened alert in case the weather event worsens. Citizens are asked to be on heightened alert as well.
As this is hurricane season, please make note of other important citizen resources:
Other important information:
2017 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/hurricane-guides/2017-Hurricane-Guide-Color-Fold.pdf
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 e-mail notifications about emergency situations. Register online at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#login
High Wind and Bridge Policy: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/deparments/emergency-management/files/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management.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.
In case of an event, 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 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/