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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City of Charleston Recovery Efforts Continue

City of Charleston recovery efforts related to Hurricane Irma continued today. Public service crews continued to move throughout the city today cleaning residual mud off of roadways and sidewalks that flooded, as well as clearing storm drains. Alternat...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2017

City of Charleston Recovery Efforts Underway

City of Charleston recovery efforts have been underway since daybreak following initial assessments of damage related to Hurricane Irma. Throughout the day, more than 200 city employees will fan out across the city to support the recovery.

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Report Storm Damage

City of Charleston residents are asked to report storm damage, including residential property damage, commercial property damage, debris pickup needed, power/cable line down, storm drain or ditch issue, bridge, street or sidewalk damage, traffic light mal...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2017

City of Charleston Urges Residents to Remain Off Roads Overnight

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1 and is strongly urging residents to remain off the roads due to continuing hazardous conditions through the night.

According to the 6 p.m. report from the National Weather Service, “Inundation water level...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

City of Charleston Hurricane Irma Preparations September 10th Update

Mayor John J. Tecklenburg and city of Charleston officials met today with Charleston County and other area officials to finalize plans to open shelters for citizens who live in low-lying areas. Two shelters are open at Charleston County facilities at 37...Read on...
Posted on: September 10, 2017

Irma Flood Shelters Open

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If you are in a low-lying area that typically floods, you need to consider leaving now. Heavy rainfall, high winds and storm surge are expected in Charleston, particularly on Monday between 10 am and 4 pm. If your property has flooded in the past, it w...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2017

City of Charleston Parking Garages Free to Park Through Storm

Residents who live in low-lying areas can park their cars for free in the City of Charleston parking garages through the storm. Participating garages: Aquarium, 24 Calhoun St Camden/Exchange, 35 John St Charleston Place, 85 Hasell St Concord/Cumberland,...Read on...
Posted on: September 9, 2017

City of Charleston Hurricane Irma September 9 Preparations Update

Today, Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg appeared with Charleston County Emergency Management and other area officials to discuss preparations for the anticipated impacts from Hurricane Irma. Mayor Tecklenburg said, “Our emergency management...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2017

City of Charleston Hurricane Irma September 8 Midday Update

City of Charleston emergency officials continue to monitor Hurricane Irma and the potential impacts to the Charleston area. The city is now operating at OPCON 2. City of Charleston offices will be closed Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. ...Read on...
Posted on: September 7, 2017

City of Charleston Hurricane Irma Sept. 7 Update

This evening, Mayor Tecklenburg held a briefing on the city of Charleston’s preparations for Hurricane Irma and the potential local impact. The full briefing can be viewed here or below.

 
Charleston City Council met telephonica...
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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Sandbags Available to Residents in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

The City of Charleston has a limited number of free sandbags available to assist residents who anticipate localized flooding. Distribution will begin tomorrow, September 7th, at 8 a.m. The sandbags may be picked up from the following locations:

  • City of Cha...
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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Hurricane Irma

The city of Charleston has been and will continue closely monitoring Hurricane Irma’s track and the potential impact for South Carolina. Emergency officials, supervisors, managers, and department heads from the city are meeting daily to make ini...

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