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OPCON 1 - Continued threat of flooding on James Island  

Following Charleston County's move to OPCON 1, the Town of James Island is also operating at OPCON 1 and continuing to monitor the threat of severe flooding on James Island. Roads are draining well now. However, high tide is at 2 pm today and will be higher than normal. The rain is moving North, however we are expected to receive more rain throughout tomorrow. Please limit your travel and stay clear of floodwaters. Sandbags are available at the County's Public Works facility at 615 Riverland Drive. We are working on having some available here at Town Hall. Please keep checking the Town's social media accounts for continuous updates.

Posted by Ashley Sunday, October 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Please Limit Wastewater Use 

Wastewater systems around the tri-county area including our James Island PSD are urging folks to reduce their water/wastewater usage as much as possible. Systems are unable to handle this rain amount. Stay away from floodwaters due to possible pollution by wastewater overflow.

Posted by Bill Saturday, October 3, 2015 8:05:00 PM

Sandbags Available on James Island 

Sandbags are available for James Island residents in front of Town Hall at 1238 Camp Road.   Sandbags are also available at the Charleston County Public Works facility at 615  Riverland Drive.  This is behind the Sheriff's substation and next to the Magistrate's Office.

Posted by Bill Saturday, October 3, 2015 7:25:00 PM

Town Operating at OPCON 4  

The Town is operating at OPCON 4 and monitoring the threat of severe flooding on James Island. It appears that Hurricane Joaquin will go out to sea, however, the major threat to the area is significant flooding and heavy rains throughout the weekend.  We will continue to monitor Hurricane Joaquin for any potential impacts along the Charleston County coast.


This is a good time to update your contact information with the Charleston County Citizen Alert Notification System at  and on  For updates, visit the Town’s website at , FaceBook and Twitter.

Posted by Frances Friday, October 2, 2015 11:19:00 AM


TOJI Public Works

October 1, 2015

James Island will be experiencing unusual flooding in low-lying areas and in all drainage basins due to astronomical high tides, rainy conditions due to a frontal boundary and the approach of Hurricane Joaquin. We can expect 4 to 10 inches of additional rain over the next 5-7 days. This will result in drainage ditches remaining full of water and some roadway flooding with long-term standing water. We expect this condition to remain until at least late next week. The rain has to stop, tides recede and hurricane pass for the water to go down and drainage to return to normal.

Please exercise caution when driving through flooded areas. Do not attempt to clean pipe culverts or other drainage structures! Be prepared for rising water and water near your house, foundation and out buildings. Be aware of wild animals, snakes and insects as the waters rise. Do not let children play in floodwaters or ditches!

If you see an obvious drainage system blockage, such as limbs and debris in front of a drain or culvert, please call 843-795-4141 to report it, or fill out a work request on the Public Works page of the Town website. Please realize that until the rain stops and ground has a chance to dry out, there will be standing water and slow drainage in all stormwater systems.

Thank you for your cooperation during this period and remember to exercise caution around flood waters. Stay alert for flash flood notices and do not drive through moving waters.

Posted by Robin Sanders Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:39:00 PM
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