MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Charleston County Emergency Management advises citizens to exercise caution as the impacts from Hurricane Dorian are expected to arrive tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 4. Now is the time to heed Governor Henry McMaster’s evacuation order and move to a safe location.
PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION
- EMS will continue normal operations unless weather conditions force units to suspend response. Our wind monitoring is divided into four zones and decisions of operation are based on wind speeds within each zone. If winds reach sustained 30 miles per hour we will transport to the closest most appropriate facility. If winds reach 40 sustained, we will cease responses but will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. Charleston County High Wind Bridge Procedure: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/BridgeProceduresHighWinds.pdf
- Emergency calls to 911 should be reserved to save a life, report a crime or report a fire:
- Call 9-1-1 to save a life, stop a crime or report a fire.
- DO NOT call 9-1-1 if you have water in your home unless your life is in danger.
- DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report that your power is out, report the outage to your utility provider
- Hurricane shelters are open and citizens need to bring necessary personal items, including a pillow and blanket, with them to the shelter location. Transportation pickup points can be found in Charleston County’s Hurricane Guide at charlestoncounty.org. Buses will run from the hurricane pickup points to shelters from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day weather permitting. The following shelters are open:
- Coastal Pre-Release Center (pet friendly shelter) – 3765 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston 29405: You must stay at the pet friendly shelter with your pet.
- Military Magnet Academy - 2950 Carner Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
- R.B. Stall High School - 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418
- Jerry Zucker Middle School - 6401 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418