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September 13, 2017

The Town of James Island moved to OPCON 4 today at 12:00 noon as we work through the recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Reports of flooding: If you have experienced flooding in and around your home, and think it may be due to clogged storm drains or other stormwater-related issues, you can notify the Town of James Island at 843-795-4141, email at or by filling out a Work Order request at

Update from SCE&G: The majority of the power has been restored to James Island residents. There also exists some smaller outages throughout the Town. The majority of the issues have been caused by downed trees/fallen limbs on lines and crews are assessing the damage and currently working on restoration throughout the Town. Residents can check for updates to their particular home by going to or by calling 1-888-333-4465.

Other important information:

Damage Report Tool:

Damage assessment teams are out assessing properties impacted by Irma.

Charleston County residents can use the link below to report damages related to the storm. This will allow us to collect initial damage assessment data from the public to assist with a potential FEMA Declaration and to be able to direct damage assessment teams to the areas hit the hardest.

The Citizen’s Information Line will remain active until 5 p.m. today. Wednesday, September 13th.

  • (843) 746 – 3900
  • Spanish (843) 746 - 3909
  • TTY (843) 746 – 3911

If you need assistance when you return home, please call 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 -

FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness


National Weather Service Charleston Office

Pet Friendly Hotels


Posted by Frances Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:59:00 PM Categories: priority

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