July 06, 2021
Tropical Storm Elsa Update #1
The Town and Charleston County Emergency Management officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa, which forecasters indicate will impact the South Carolina coast over the next two days.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for Charleston County. According to the National Weather Service, the current track has the storm making landfall in Florida as a tropical storm or category one hurricane and weakening to a tropical depression before moving into South Carolina.
Our area will likely experience heavy rainfall, tropical-storm-force winds, isolated tornado threats, rip currents, and coastal flooding at high tide beginning Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. As a result, power outages, airborne debris, and downed trees are possible.
Residents should prepare for tropical storm conditions.
- Ensure outside furniture, trash cans, and personal property are secured
- Ensure gutters and storm drains are clear
- Avoid driving during the storm
- Monitor the weather service report
- In an emergency, dial 9-1-1, not the main gate.
Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward the information above to their guests.
Residents should make sure they are registered for the Town’s emergency notification system CodeRED. During registration, be sure to opt-in for severe weather warning alerts. The National Weather Service automatically triggers severe weather alerts if your address falls in the path of severe weather which is especially important in tornado warnings. Register here
If you are unsure if you are registered, you can re-register without receiving duplicate notices. If you have recently moved and want to be removed from CodeRED, click here.