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Storm Updates

Posted on: September 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 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.

Alternate street sweeping and debris pick-up was completed today, and crews will make additional trips tomorrow through areas with larger pieces of debris.

Since the storm passed, city of Charleston building inspection crews have canvassed neighborhoods door-to-door inspecting homes for damage. More than 400 homes have been inspected, and these efforts will continue in the days to come.

Residential garbage and trash collection for residents of Daniel Island, Johns Island, and West Ashley outside I-526 continued today on a one-day delay. Collection continued on a two-day delay for residents of James Island, the Peninsula, and West Ashley inside of I-526.

When placing debris on the curb, citizens should sort based on the following (C.H.E.A.T.) categories for collection:
C – Construction debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, etc.)
H – Hazardous waste (oils, batteries, pesticides, paints, cleaning supplies, etc.)
E – Electronics (televisions, computers, radios, stereos, DVD players/VCRs, etc.)
A – Appliances (Refrigerators, washers/dryers, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, etc.)
T – Trees and vegetation (tree branches, leaves and logs)

In cooperation with Charleston County, the city will be temporarily collecting electronic waste (e-waste) during hurricane debris collection operations. Standard municipal rules disallowing e-waste will return once all debris has been cleared away.

All city roads that had closed due to flooding have reopened to traffic today, and all reported inoperable traffic signals are now working. An updated list of other road closures can be found at

All city of Charleston recreation facilities reopened today, except for the Municipal Golf Course, which remains closed as crews collect debris and allow the grounds time to thoroughly dry. The front nine holes and putting area are expected to reopen this Friday, September, 15.

Residents who picked up free sandbags prior to the storm are able to return them during normal business hours to the Public Works Operations Complex at 2150 Milford Street.

City of Charleston administrative offices returned to their normal operations today, as did city parking garages as of 7 a.m. this morning.

Citizens are asked to continue to report damage at

For additional information, citizens can call the city of Charleston Citizen Information Line at 843-973-7219.

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