September 3, 2019 -- 3:30 pm
Evacuated residents should not attempt to return to the Island until the Town has confirmed that it is appropriate to do so. Residents who have chosen not to leave the island should be aware that for security purposes, beginning Wednesday morning at 6:00 am, as they have done previously, the Charleston County Sherriff’s office will set up an access control point at the Freshfields Village traffic circle. It is anticipated that the access control point will remain staffed until the storm has passed. Once the access control point has been established, the Sherriff’s office will monitor traffic coming back onto the island. Accordingly, they will ask for demonstration of residency or property ownership such as a driver’s license, Club membership card, utility bill or similar proof of residency or property ownership. We have asked the officers on duty to use common sense letting people back onto the island.
SIPOA has indicated that its security staff will continue to staff the gate as long as it’s safe to do so.