Town of SI – Hurricane Florence Update #10

Because many of Tidelines readers are non-property owners, visitors, and renters, we are forwarding this announcement from the Town. We apologize if you are receiving the same information several times.

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15 September      11:00 am

The Governor’s evacuation order for all of Charleston County was lifted effective as of 12:00 noon on Saturday, 15 September and at the same time the Mayor lifted the State of Emergency for Seabrook Island. Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies will no longer control access to Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. The SIPOA security gate will return to normal operations early Saturday afternoon, 15 September.

Evacuated residents who are returning to Seabrook Island are advised that Main, Bohicket and Betsy Kerrison are clear as of 11:00 am but motorists should continue to exercise caution. Stores at Freshfields Village remained closed as of Saturday morning 15 September.

The Town’s emergency response readiness status will be updated to follow the readiness status of Charleston County Emergency Management Department, which is expected to be reduced at noon Saturday, 15 September.

As of 11:00 am on Saturday, 15 September, the National Hurricane Center reported that Florence is now a tropical storm and all watches and warnings for Charleston County have been canceled. The threat for sustained tropical storm force winds has ended, although occasional tropical storm force gusts and periods of heavy rain are still expected.

Berkeley Electric advised the Town Saturday morning, 15 September that their status has not changed. They reported 600 power outages in their service area, none on Seabrook Island.

Saturday morning, 15 September, St. Johns Fire District informed the Town that it had returned equipment to the Seabrook Island station.

For emergency response call 911

For questions concerning non-emergency assistance during a state of emergency, call the Charleston County Citizen’s Information Hotline (843-746-3900)

For emergency response updates and announcements from the Town of Seabrook Island:

Continue to monitor the Town’s website (;
Call our toll-free number (888-314-3177);
Follow the Town’s TWITTER feed (; or
Follow the Town’s FACEBOOK page (;

Property Owners with rental guests should forward this notice to their rental guests.

It is expected that the next Tropical Storm Florence information update may be issued no earlier than late afternoon on Saturday, 15 September; earlier updates will be issued as circumstances require.