Town of Seabrook Island Irma Update as of 7:00 PM

From the Town of Seabrook Island

Major flooding continues throughout the island. It may be receding, but with a high tide late tonight, driving on Seabrook Island Road is not safe.

Berkeley Electric intends to send crews out early tomorrow morning to assess the damage to their equipment. They will advise us as soon as they can about the time it will take to restore power.

We have asked the Charleston County Sherriff to prohibit entry to Seabrook Island from sundown tonight, September 11 until one hour after sunrise tomorrow. They are also prohibiting entry onto Kiawah Island.

We have requested Charleston County Engineering to inspect the culvert over the creek outside the circle to determine if its structural integrity has been compromised.

Continued flooding will put additional pressure on the sewer system. Limit sewer use, including toilets, to the greatest extent possible.

Drinking water is still good.

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. (Links below in Resources.)

PROPERTY OWNERS WITH RENTAL GUESTS SHOULD FORWARD THIS NOTICE TO THEIR RENTAL GUESTS.

Additional information updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

RESOURCES

Town of Seabrook Island – New Town emergency messages will be posted to the townofseabrookisland.org homepage.

Town of Seabrook IslandEmergency Preparedness

Town of Seabrook Island on Twitter

-Tidelines Editors

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