September 01, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Update #3
Today at 6:30 p.m., Governor McMaster issued an evacuation order for all coastal communities in Zone A which includes Kiawah beginning tomorrow Monday, September 2 at noon. Lane reversals of I-26 from Charleston to Columbia will also begin tomorrow at noon. The Town and the Community Association are working together to respond to the executive order.
Hurricane Dorian is currently a powerful Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds of 180 mph. Most of South Carolina’s coast is in the cone of uncertainty. Our area is expected to have significant impacts including heavy rainfall, tropical-storm-force-winds and storm surge beginning Wednesday morning. There will be strong rip currents and high surf along the Atlantic Ocean. As always with severe weather, power outages could occur.
You can expect the next update tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. If there is breaking news, we will release that information before our scheduled communication.
- Trash collection will be conducted tomorrow from 6:00 a.m. until noon for streets with Monday collection. They will collect as many streets as possible. Following that, trash collection will be suspended until further notice. Please make sure your cans are pulled in and secure.
- Ponds and lakes are at max drainage in anticipation of heavy rain and potential flooding.
- Charleston County has activated the Citizen Information Line at 843-746-3900.
- If you have special needs regarding medical assistance, contact the Disabilities Resource Center at (843) 225-5080.
- All schools and state government offices in Charleston County will be closed and these closures may continue to Wednesday and beyond pending hurricane conditions.
Official Evacuation Route:
- Evacuation Zones Kiawah/Seabrook Island is in ZONE A
- Evacuation Route: Bohicket/Main Rd. to US 17. US 17 south to SC 64 where you will go to Walterboro, then to North Augusta
- National Weather Service
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- SCDOT live road conditions
- Kiawah Island Community Association
- Live 5 News
- ABC News 4
- Post and Courier
Sign up for the Town’s emergency notification system CodeRED here.CodeRED is used to communicate to residents to a designated phone number in emergency situations. CodeRED is reserved for short evacuation related messages sent with only pertinent information.