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FINAL RELEASE, September 15, 2017

The Town of James Island will move to OPCON 5 today at 12:00 noon as we work through the recovery from Hurricane Irma and resume normal operations.

Sandbag Return: 871 Ft Johnson Rd. In order to seek FEMA reimbursement, we are asking residents to return their sandbags to the James Island Youth Soccer Club fields at 871 Ft. Johnson Rd by Wednesday evening, September 20th. Following a storm, sandbags are considered contaminated with stormwater and in order for agencies to be reimbursed, they have to be properly disposed of by the jurisdictions. The Town of James Island and the City of Charleston together distributed over 12,000 sandbags to Island residents.

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

SCE&G: White Cross program provides a special service to residential customers who require medical support equipment in their homes. If you or someone you know requires priority restoration, please call SCE&G customer assistance at 1-800-922-8802 and sign-up today.

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 for 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.

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 Friday, September 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM Categories: priority

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