As of 3:00 PM this afternoon, September 7th, the Town of Seabrook Island has moved to Op Con 3 – Preparation for Hurricane. At his press conference this afternoon, Governor McMaster indicated that he would issue an Evacuation Order effective as of Saturday September 9th at 10:00 AM. It was not clear when the Governor intends to issue that order. The Governor also indicated that wide spread power outages should be expected.
Once the Governor’s Evacuation Order becomes effective, two things will happen. Firstly, a County Sheriff’s Department patrol car will be stationed at the circle to control traffic coming on to the Island. Before the storm hits, no one will be allowed on the Island without either a Kiawah or Seabrook Island driver’s license. After the storm hits, and before the mayor has given an indication that residents may safely return to the Island, no one will be permitted past the circle without an authorization signed by the mayor. Secondly if you wait until the Governor orders an evacuation, your route will be dictated by law enforcement through Walterboro and on to Aiken. Leave now to avoid traffic congestion and to have a choice of evacuation routes.
At the Governor’s Evacuation Order, all Town and POA services will be suspended. If you stay, you will be on your own! Town Hall will be closed tomorrow, September 8th at noon.
Property owners and visitors should review the hurricane preparedness steps posted on the Town’s website under “Emergency Preparedness.”
For emergency response, call 911.
For questions concerning non-emergency assistance during a state of emergency, call the Charleston County Citizen’s Information Hot Line at 843-746-3900.
For updates in status, call the Town’s toll free number 888-314-3177, or connect to the Town’s website (townofseabrookisland.org) and monitor the Town’s TWITTER feed (@seabrookislnd87) for announcements of availability of information updates.
PROPERTY OWNERS WITH RENTAL GUESTS SHOULD FORWARD THIS NOTICE TO THEIR RENTAL GUESTS.
Additional information updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island