August 01, 2020
Hurricane Isaias Update #1
The Town of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island Community Association, and Charleston County Emergency Management officials continue to monitor Hurricane Isaias and have begun initial preparations for any potential impacts.
The current forecast from the National Weather Service anticipates impacts beginning Sunday through Monday evening, including heavy rainfall, tropical-storm-force winds, isolated tornados threats, and coastal flooding with the Sunday and Monday high tides. Potentially dangerous surf and rip currents are expected to continue into next week.
- Residents, property owners, and visitors should review their preparedness plans and consider actions they would need to take if the storm threatens the state, including making tentative arrangements for an evacuation location should an order be issued. Remember that accommodation availability may be adversely impacted by COVID-19.
- Prepare your home for tropical storm conditions by ensuring that outside furniture and personal property are secured, and gutters and storm drains are clear.
Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward the information above to their guests.
Official updates from the Town will be posted on our website and social media outlets. The next update will be tomorrow by 5 p.m. Any breaking news will be released before our scheduled communication. Anyone not receiving our updates via email can register here.
Sign up for the Town’s emergency notification system CodeRED. If you are unsure if you are registered, you can re-register without receiving duplicate notices. Be sure to opt-in for severe weather warning alerts. Register here. CodeRED is typically reserved for short evacuation related messages sent with only pertinent information and is different from the Town’s detailed updates that are sent via email.