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The Town of James Island is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and is currently operating at OPCON level 1.  

The Town participated in an Emergency Management call today with Charleston County and State emergency officials. However, the Governor has not yet lifted the mandatory evacuation order and made a decision on re-entry. Please continue to be guarded. There is still a 20% change of tropical storm force winds for our area and localized flooding.


Please note that bus pickup stops for James Island to take to open shelters has ceased and two shelters outside of Charleston County are open at this time including Flower Towne Elementary, 20 King Charles Circle, Summerville and Newington Elementary at 10 King Charles Circle, Summerville.


Sandbag operations have ceased. The Town issued 12,000 sandbags since Saturday.


The Charleston County Citizen Hotline is open. That number is 843-746-3900.


Below are some other important numbers to have during an event:


Red Cross: 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

The Town of James Island will continue to monitor the forecast of Hurricane Florence and will provide updates as they become available.







Posted by Ashley Friday, September 14, 2018 12:49:00 PM Categories: general james island, hurricane, florence priority

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