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News Release #3, Tropical Storm Elsa 

July 6, 2021

News Release #3 – Tropical Storm Elsa – July 6, 2021. The Town of James Island participated in an emergency management briefing with the National Weather Service and with Charleston County today regarding Tropical Storm Elsa and its potential impacts to our region. The worst conditions are most likely to occur Wednesday into Thursday morning. The threat for heavy rainfall and flash flooding has increased. Rainfall amounts could range from 3-5” with localized amounts in excess of 8”. The threat for tropical storm force winds has increased, especially in gusts near the coast and across adjacent coastal waters. Dangerous rip currents and rough surf are expected, including rip currents, and isolated tornados and waterspouts are possible.  There is considerable uncertainty about whether Elsa will remain a minimal tropical storm or will weaken to a depression after landfall. In either case, the threat for excessive rainfall and flash flooding will still exist.  The Town will not be issuing sandbags for this weather event.

 

The Town of James Island remains in normal daily operations as we continue to monitor Elsa (OPCON 3). The Charleston County Citizen’s Information Line will be staffed on Wednesday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents who have questions about the storm can call 843.746.3900. Spanish-speaking staff will be available as needed. 

 

Charleston County residents (including Town residents) can report any damage from Elsa here:

https://www.crisistrack.com/public/charlestonSC/request.html

Charleston County 2021 Hurricane Guide: https://bit.ly/3vMKMlN

Charleston County 2021 Hurricane Guide Spanish: https://bit.ly/3678pKE

OPCON Levels: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php

 Additional Considerations During Hurricane Season:

  • Citizens should avoid unnecessary travel due to possible localized flooding caused by potential heavy rainfall, particularly in downtown Charleston. 
  • Please remove any items around your home that could cause damage due to the potential for strong wind gusts.
  • Please follow directions on traffic and message boards for road closure information and remind the public, “Turn around, Don’t drown.” 
  • In the event of possible flooding, citizens are asked not to drive around barricades or drive through standing water.
  • Emergency calls to 911 should be reserved to save a life, report a crime or report a fire.
    • DO NOT call 9-1-1 if you have water in your home unless your life is in danger.
    • DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report that your power is out, report the outage to your utility provider.

Bridge Procedures

Bridges located within Charleston County DO NOT close to vehicle traffic when wind speeds increase.
Charleston County’s High Wind Bridge Procedures are located at: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/BridgeProceduresHighWinds.pdf

Damage Reports:
Damage caused by Elsa can be reported by visiting: https://www.crisistrack.com/public/charlestonSC/citizenRequest.html

Always have these important phone numbers and links available throughout the storm season:

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-800-251-7234

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns (Downed Trees) Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200

Outage Map: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map

Social media – twitter - @domenergysc 

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/

National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/  

Download the Charleston County EMD App for the latest updates by searching CC EMD in your carrier’s app store.                       

·         Emergency Management Departmenthttps://www.facebook.com/EMDChasCo/

The Town will continue to publish news releases and share relevant information from other agencies, so please make sure your contact information is up to date to receive our news releases through email, and always make sure to monitor the Town’s social media sites. If you do not receive Town News releases by email, sign up by sending an email to info@jamesislandsc.us 

Every resident should sign-up for the Charleston County Citizen Alert Notification System powered by EVERBRIDGE. This system allows you to be alerted any of the following ways:  home phone, mobile phone, text message, email or by fax. Mass notification keeps everyone informed before, during and after any emergency event. https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611698/login

Posted by Ashley Tuesday, July 6, 2021 3:25:00 PM Categories: priority

News Release #2 Tropical Storm Elsa 

July 5, 2021

 

The Town of James Island continues to closely monitor the forecast track of Tropical Storm Elsa.  The worst conditions are most likely to occur from Wednesday morning into early Thursday morning. The threat for the potential for heavy rainfall and potential flooding has increased. The threat for sustained tropical storm force winds both over land and over the water has trended a bit lower. Depending on the exact track and intensity, Elsa could also bring the potential for tornadoes, water spouts, dangerous seas, and dangerous surf conditions. The system is forecast to interact with Cuba and then parts of Florida before potentially impacting our area.

 

Charleston County 2021 Hurricane Guide: https://bit.ly/3vMKMlN

Charleston County 2021 Hurricane Guide Spanish: https://bit.ly/3678pKE

OPCON Levels: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php

 Additional Considerations During Hurricane Season:

·         Citizens should avoid unnecessary travel due to possible localized flooding caused by potential heavy rainfall, particularly in downtown Charleston. 

·         Please remove any items around your home that could cause damage due to the potential for strong wind gusts.

·         Please follow directions on traffic and message boards for road closure information and remind the public, “Turn around, Don’t drown.” 

·         In the event of possible flooding, citizens are asked not to drive around barricades or drive through standing water.

·         Emergency calls to 911 should be reserved to save a life, report a crime or report a fire.

o    DO NOT call 9-1-1 if you have water in your home unless your life is in danger.

o    DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report that your power is out, report the outage to your utility provider.

Bridge Procedures

Bridges located within Charleston County DO NOT close to vehicle traffic when wind speeds increase.
Charleston County’s High Wind Bridge Procedures are located at: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/BridgeProceduresHighWinds.pdf

Damage Reports:
Damage caused by Isaias can be reported by visiting: https://www.crisistrack.com/public/charlestonSC/citizenRequest.html

Always have these important phone numbers and links available throughout the storm season:

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-800-251-7234

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns (Downed Trees) Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200

Outage Map: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map

Social media – twitter - @domenergysc 

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/

National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/  

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  

·         Emergency Management Departmenthttps://www.facebook.com/EMDChasCo/

The Town will continue to publish news releases and share relevant information from other agencies, so please make sure your contact information is up-to-date to receive our news releases through email, and always make sure to monitor the Town’s social media sites. If you don't receive Town News releases by email, sign up by sending an email to info@jamesislandsc.us 

Every resident should sign-up for the Charleston County Citizen Alert Notification System powered by EVERBRIDGE. This system allows you to be alerted any of the following ways:  home phone, mobile phone, text message, email or by fax. Mass notification keeps everyone informed before, during and after any emergency event. https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611698/login

 

Posted by Ashley Monday, July 5, 2021 10:08:00 AM Categories: priority

Firework Regulations 

The Town of James Island regulates the discharging of fireworks. Except on New Year's Eve, they are allowed between the hours of 9 am and 11 pm.

Please be respectful of your neighbors, and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Posted by Ashley Friday, July 2, 2021 4:38:00 PM Categories: priority

News Release #1 – Hurricane Elsa  

July 2, 2021

The Town of James Island continues to closely monitor the forecast track of Hurricane Elsa. The intensity has increased and the forecast track has shifted slightly east. At this time, it is becoming increasing likely that South Carolina will be affected by Elsa. It is still too early to determine the type, location, and severity of any potential hazards but the Town will continue to monitor the storm and update any potential impacts to James Island accordingly. 

Tropical Storm Wind Probabilities

Beaufort

15%

Charleston

12%

Myrtle Beach

8%

Georgetown

7%

 

Charleston County 2021 Hurricane Guide: https://bit.ly/3vMKMlN

Charleston County 2021 Hurricane Guide Spanish: https://bit.ly/3678pKE

OPCON Levels: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php

 Additional Considerations During Hurricane Season:

  • Citizens should avoid unnecessary travel due to possible localized flooding caused by potential heavy rainfall, particularly in downtown Charleston. 
  • Please remove any items around your home that could cause damage due to the potential for strong wind gusts.
  • Please follow directions on traffic and message boards for road closure information and remind the public, “Turn around, Don’t drown.” 
  • In the event of possible flooding, citizens are asked not to drive around barricades or drive through standing water.
  • Emergency calls to 911 should be reserved to save a life, report a crime or report a fire.
    • DO NOT call 9-1-1 if you have water in your home unless your life is in danger.
    • DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report that your power is out, report the outage to your utility provider.

Bridge Procedures

Bridges located within Charleston County DO NOT close to vehicle traffic when wind speeds increase.
Charleston County’s High Wind Bridge Procedures are located at: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/BridgeProceduresHighWinds.pdf

Damage Reports:
Damage caused by Isaias can be reported by visiting: https://www.crisistrack.com/public/charlestonSC/citizenRequest.html

Always have these important phone numbers and links available throughout the storm season:

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-800-251-7234

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns (Downed Trees) Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200

Outage Map: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map

Social media – twitter - @domenergysc 

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/

National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/  

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  

·         Emergency Management Departmenthttps://www.facebook.com/EMDChasCo/

The Town will continue to publish news releases and share relevant information from other agencies, so please make sure your contact information is up-to-date to receive our news releases through email, and always make sure to monitor the Town’s social media sites. If you don't receive Town News releases by email, sign up by sending an email to info@jamesislandsc.us 

Every resident should sign-up for the Charleston County Citizen Alert Notification System powered by EVERBRIDGE. This system allows you to be alerted any of the following ways:  home phone, mobile phone, text message, email or by fax. Mass notification keeps everyone informed before, during and after any emergency event. https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611698/login

Posted by Ashley Friday, July 2, 2021 2:30:00 PM Categories: priority

Meetings for the Week of July 5, 2021 

 

Please note the following updates and news: The Town Market scheduled for tonight (July 2nd) has been cancelled due to rain forecast. See rescheduled date below.  

Between June 28th - July 12, expect delays and detours around the intersection of Fort Johnson Rd and Secessionville Rd due to JIPSD Wastewater facilities upgrade. Work will be conducted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please watch out for service vehicles and personnel and use caution. Thank you for your patience and support.

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

Tuesday, July 6 @ 6:00 p.m., the James Island History Council will meet in person at the Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Rd., the meeting agenda is here

Thursday, July 8  Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

Friday, July 9, Visit us at the Town Market from 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot at Town Hall.

 

 

Posted by Frances Friday, July 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM Categories: priority
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