Hurricane Dorian preparation services ongoing

by John Steinberger | September 2, 2019 3:59 pm

City of Charleston is providing ongoing preparation services for Hurricane Dorian. There are sandbag-filling stations at the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly at 14 Sumar Street and at West Ashley Park,3601 Mary Ader Avenue, off of Glenn McConnell Parkway. The city will provide 10 bags per household in the self-service operation, which will continue today until supplies run out and will resume operations at 8 am tomorrow. Residents are also encouraged to report any observed drainage problems by calling 843-724-7311.

The National Weather Service is predicting tropical storm or hurricane force winds off of our coastline by Thursday morning, although the storm track is revised every three hours. Governor Henry McMaster ordered the reversal of the eastbound lanes of I-26 from Columbia to Charleston at noon today, meaning that people who get on the I-26 westbound lanes can’t get back to Charleston on the interstate highway.

Charleston has closed all of its offices until further notice and has suspended all trash and garbage services through its contractor to neighborhoods west of I-526. City crews will perform trash and garbage collection services for neighborhoods east of I-526 who have regular Monday pick-ups tomorrow. The city has also set up a Hurricane Dorian information website[1].

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