HURRICANE ISAIAS ADVISORY #2
July 31, 2020 -- 5:00 pm
Earlier this afternoon, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in a countywide conference call organized by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (CCEMD). During the call, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston Office briefed local officials on the current forecast for Hurricane Isaias. The key messages from this update were:
The Town of Seabrook Island has increased its emergency readiness status to reflect that tropical storm impacts are likely. At 2:00 pm today, the town met with representatives from SIPOA, Seabrook Island Utility Commission, Seabrook Island Club, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, Seabrook Island CERT, and others comprising the town’s Disaster Recovery Council to review storm development, likely impacts and preparations within the community.
At this time, residents, property owners and visitors are advised to monitor local media outlets for updates on Hurricane Isaias. Forecasts are updated regularly on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov. Residents, property owners and visitors are also encouraged to review their hurricane preparedness plans. Additional resources are available at the following links:
During a press conference this afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster stated that an evacuation order is not being contemplated at this time. Those who prefer to evacuate voluntarily for health or safety reasons should consider making early arrangements for a suitable location. Please keep in mind that the availability of accommodations (including hurricane shelters) may be adversely impacted by staffing or space limitations attributable to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Charleston County has indicated that it may begin transportation services to emergency shelters as early as noon on Saturday, August 1st, if shelters are deemed necessary. If you need assistance with evacuation, or if you know a resident who may require assistance, please contact the town by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com with the name(s), address(es) and contact information for those individuals.
Official updates regarding Hurricane Isaias from the Town of Seabrook Island will continue to be posted on the following channels:
Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.
The next town advisory is anticipated to be distributed by 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 1st, unless conditions warrant an earlier update.