September 09, 2018
Hurricane Florence Update #2
Today the Town participated in a conference call with Charleston County Emergency Management Department and regional counterparts to discuss Hurricane Florence. The National Weather Service forecasters indicate at there is still uncertainty about Florence’s path and it is difficult to determine what the impact will be.
Governor Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency and along with S.C. Emergency Management Division has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Florence impacting the state.
The Governor may decide later today on issuing an evacuation order for affected coastal communities. The Governor could hold a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. If the evacuation order is issued, it could be as soon as 4:00 p.m. on Monday.
The Town and Community Association are making preparations to respond in whatever capacity the event demands. We will continue to communicate necessary storm information to our residents.
Residents should prepare now for the possibility of evacuation to include:
- Making hotel reservations or plans to evacuate to a friend or relative
- Obtaining gasoline for automobiles and generators
- Securing personal property either by your own means or by calling property managers.
- Reviewing personal safety plans and evacuation routes
- If you have special needs regarding medical assistance, contact the Disabilities Resource Center at (843) 225-5080.
- Charleston County has activated the Citizen Information Line at 843-746-3900
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.
You can expect the next update tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.
If there is breaking news we will release that information before our scheduled communication. You can expect updates via our website, email notifications or social media.