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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 28, 2016) - Charleston County’s Emergency Management Department is monitoring the tropical activity that is forecasted to impact the area this weekend. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at OPCON 5 and has not been activated but we have staff ready in case the weather situation changes. Staff has participated in daily conference calls to remain up-to-date on the storm’s path and potential impacts.
Latest information from the National Weather Service:
· The system could impact the Charleston County coast Saturday night through Sunday
· Rain mainly offshore with possible heavy rain at times; increase danger of rip currents and flooding in low-lying areas.
If you have not reviewed your family disaster plan this would be a good time to do so along with checking your emergency supply kits.
Current Charleston County Hurricane guide: http://bit.ly/HurricaneGuide2016
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.