Mayor Woolsey has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of James Island as the threat of significant impact from Hurricane Dorian remains. The Town, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, will begin issuing sandbags on Monday morning, Sept. 2nd at 8 am at James Island Town Hall – 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Residents will be limited to 10 bags per household. Enter Town Hall from Dills Bluff Rd and follow directions to ensure a smooth distribution. Town Hall will be closed for normal operations. Residents should have a plan in place in case an evacuation order is issued.
The Town of James Island participated in a Tri-County Conference call today at 12:30 p.m. with Charleston County. The Town of James Island remains operating at OPCON 2. Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php
• The National Hurricane Center is calling for additional intensification, making Dorian an extremely dangerous major Hurricane.
• Hurricane Dorian is moving westward at 8 mph.
• During the next 2-4 days, the forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Dorian to turn northward.
• The potential for Hurricane Dorian to have significant impacts on South Carolina remains.
• There is an increasing risk of strong winds and dangerous storm surge along the coast South Carolina later this week.
• The Citizen’s Information Line is active 843-746-3900
If there has been disruption to utility service, please contact Dominion Energy Customer Service through the resources listed below:
Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-866-366-4357
Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465
Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083
Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465
Down Trees: Call 911
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/
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
Updates on Hurricane Dorian will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available. Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases.