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Posted on: October 11, 2018

City of Charleston Hurricane Michael October 11 Update

As weather conditions return to normal, the city of Charleston has closed the Municipal Emergency Operations Center and returned to OPCON 5. The Public Safety Operations Center remains open. Emergency crews are standing by to respond to calls as necessary...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2018

Three Parking Garages Open for Free Parking During Storm

The Aquarium (24 Calhoun St), Visitor Center (63 Mary St) and 34 Saint Philip Street parking garages will be open for citizens to park their vehicle for free during Hurricane Michael between 7 p.m. tonight and 8 a.m. Friday morning.Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2018

City of Charleston October 10 Hurricane Michael Preparations Update

The city of Charleston moved to OPCON 3 at noon today, along with Charleston County, as officials prepare for any local impacts from Hurricane Michael.

City offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, 2018, and are expected to re-open as normal ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

City of Charleston Monitoring Hurricane Michael, Preparing for Potential Impacts

The city of Charleston, in tandem with South Carolina Emergency Management and Charleston County, has moved to OPCON 4, as officials continue to closely monitor Hurricane Michael’s track and prepare for any local impacts.

A partial staffing of t...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

At a press conference at North Charleston City Hall, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey,...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2018

City of Charleston September 15 Hurricane Florence PM Update

Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for all residents in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties at noon today. South Carolina Department of Transportation has asked that citizens returning to the area remain patient and expect leng...Read on...
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Storm Damage Assessments

City of Charleston crews are out doing formal damage assessments throughout the city. Early reports indicate minimal damage.

You can help by self-reporting any damage by calling the Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.ch...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

City of Charleston September 14 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations remain at OPCON 1. Given the slow movement of the storm, city crews had additional time to continue preparations and finalize response and recovery plans.

If the need arises to evacuate anyone from flooded or damaged areas, Polic...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Parking Garage Update, 11:55 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14

Still need to move your car to higher ground? City-owned parking garages are free to park for the duration of the storm. The Charleston Place, 99 West Edge and Concord garages are your best bet. All others are full or mostly full. Garage locations can be ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Secure garbage can, other items outside

We’ll be feeling the effects of Florence later today. If you are still in town, please make your last preparations to batten down the hatches, including securing your garbage can, other items outside and consider bringing outdoor furniture in.Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Sandbag Update, 8:30 a.m., Fri. Sept. 14

We have not yet received the delivery of sandbags from MacDougall Correctional Institution. We will post on the city’s website, Twitter and Facebook Pages if/when additional sandbags arrive.

Posted on: September 13, 2018

City of Charleston September 13 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations are at OPCON 1, as the city’s operational focus begins to shift from pre-storm evacuation and preparation to protecting life and property during the event and recovery thereafter.

The City of Charleston provided a shuttl...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Parking Garage Update

The following city parking garages are now full: Queen St, Visitor Center, Wentworth, East Bay, Majestic Square and Francis Marion There is still free parking available at the following city-owned parking garages: Charleston Place, Camden Exchange, Conco...Read on...
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Update: City of Charleston to Provide Shuttle Service to Flowertown Elementary School Shelter

Due to logistical considerations, the city’s rolling shuttle service will transport those in need of shelter to the Flowertown Elementary School shelter rather than Cane Bay High School. With CARTA and Charleston County evacuation transportatio...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2018

City of Charleston September 12 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations are at OPCON 1. Today, city employees continued storm preparations and began plans to shift to response, while officials stressed the importance of following the governor’s order to evacuate.

"Florence is a deadly s...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Sandbag Update, 2 p.m., Wed. Sept. 12


Posted on: September 11, 2018

City of Charleston September 11 Hurricane Florence PM Update

The city emergency operations are at OPCON 1 as officials assist the state with the I-26 lane reversal, continue to monitor Hurricane Florence’s track and prepare for potential impacts to the Charleston area. Consistent with the ongoing evacuat...Read on...
Posted on: September 10, 2018

September 10 City of Charleston Hurricane Florence PM Update

Due to the evacuation order issued by Governor Henry McMaster earlier today, city offices will close tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, at 12 p.m. and will remain closed through Friday, September 14.

The city has shifted to OPCON 2 as officials continue to m...

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Posted on: September 9, 2018

September 9 Hurricane Florence Preparations PM Update

Today, City of Charleston began working at OPCON 3 and partially activated the Municipal Emergency Operations Center. City Emergency Management continues to work closely with state and regional officials to monitor the storm’s track and coordina...

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Posted on: September 9, 2018

Sandbags Available

Sandbags available from 10:30-5 today, Sunday, September 9, at two locations, the old Piggly Wiggly site on Sumar St and the Public Service building at 2150 Milford. Self serve, bring your own shovel, with onsite assistance for those who need it. Limit ...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Sept 8 Update: City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

City of Charleston officials continue to meet daily and have begun initial preparations for any potential impacts Tropical Storm Florence may have here in the Lowcountry. City Emergency Management is working closely with state and regional officials to mo...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2018

City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

The city of Charleston, in tandem with South Carolina Emergency Management and Charleston County, has moved to OPCON 4, as officials continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Florence’s track and its potential local impacts.

City officials rema...

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