Coastal Evacuation Routes: http://bit.ly/2dphirh
Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley County Evacuation Zones:
Zone A: West of the Ashley River -- Unincorporated areas of Charleston County from the Ashley River to the Colleton County line; Atlantic Ocean to the Dorchester County Line. This includes the Town of Hollywood, Town of Meggett, Town of Ravenel, City of Folly Beach, Town of Rockville, Town of Kiawah Island, the Town of Seabrook Island, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw, and unincorporated Charleston County.
Zone B: Central Charleston -- From the tip of the Peninsula to Ladson Road; from the Ashley River to the Wando River. This includes City of Charleston, City of North Charleston, the Town of Lincolnville, Daniel Island, Thomas Island, and unincorporated Charleston County.
Zone C: East of the Wando River -- Unincorporated areas of Charleston County from the Atlantic Ocean to the Berkeley County line; Wando River to the Georgetown County line. This includes the Town of Mount Pleasant, Town of Isle of Palms, Town of Sullivan’s Island, Town of Awendaw, the Town of McClellanville, Dewees Island, Capers Island, and Goat Island.
Zone D: Sand Hills Area -- West of Dorchester Road and the Ashley River, 17A to the Colleton County line and all areas bordering Charleston County. (Zone D may be triggered by Charleston County’s decision to evacuate Zone A.)
Zone E: Miles Jamison/Oakbrook Area -- Miles Jamison Road, between Ladson Road, to Bacons Bridge Road: including the Lakes of Summerville, Newington Plantation, Crestwood Subdivision south to Orangeburg Road, and South Main
Mobile Home Park.
Zone F: The Swamp -- Any other low-lying areas including the Cypress Swamp area, the Edisto River area and the Twin Lakes Subdivision. (This zone will be triggered depending on storm category and landfall location.)
Charleston County Government offices will be closed from Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Friday, Oct. 7 including:
- County Library branches
- Courthouse operations – Bond Court will hold a session at 9:00 a.m.Wednesday - Friday
· Charleston County’s Bees Ferry Landfill will remain open tomorrow through Friday. Environmental Management is planning to collect curbside recycling tomorrow and Thursday.
· Marriage licenses can be picked up from the Probate Court onWednesday, Oct. 5. Please call Regina LeBlanc at 843-224-7200 or Judge Irvin Condon at 843-817-2039.
Charleston County’s Emergency Management Department is monitoring the potential path of Hurricane Matthew. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) moved OPCON 3 at 5:00 p.m. today and activated the EOC. Tomorrow, the County will move to OPCON 2 at 8:00 a.m. and to OPCON 1 at 3:00 p.m.
The Citizen’s Information Line is now active:
(843) 746 – 3900
TTY (843) 746 - 3911
Spanish (843) 746 - 3909
Current Charleston County Hurricane guide: http://bit.ly/22prNZK
Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php
- Charleston County residents can register for the Charleston County Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive voicemail, text message, and e-mail notifications about emergency situations, such as critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods or a hurricane evacuation order. When notified, citizens will hear a message that gives details on the emergency and includes instructions on any actions they should take. Register online at:https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#/login