Hurricane Florence Important Information

1:oo PM, Sunday, September 16, 2018

As many of you are already aware, yesterday, Saturday, September 15th, Governor McMaster lifted the evacuation order affecting Daniel Island and there are no restrictions for residents returning to the island. We hope that all of our Daniel Island families returning from their respective evacuation routes have a smooth and safe return home, back to Daniel Island.

Important Updates:

POA Office Reopening – The POA office will reopen tomorrow, Monday, September 17th at 8:30 am and will resume normal hours.

Trash & Yard Debris Pickup – Regarding trash and yard debris pick up, the City/Republic Services has indicated via their website and Facebook page that they will be performing island wide pickup of garbage and yard debris as usual on Monday, September 17th. Should the City decide to add any additional yard debris pickup, we will notify residents regarding that pickup day/date as we become notified. Please be patient as they will be working diligently to clean up additional amounts of yard and garbage debris across the entire City of Charleston. In order for your yard debris to be picked up, please be sure and follow all policies for trash and yard debris collection found HERE provided by the City of Charleston Environmental Services Department.

Pools, Boat Landings & Other Common Areas – Our maintenance team and pool operators are working on getting the pools swim ready. They are also assessing our boat landings, trails, parks and common areas. We currently do not have a set date or time when they will reopen, but will announce it as soon as we can via our Facebook page and website.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to bring the island back to its pre-storm condition for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

2:00 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2018

City of Charleston September 15 Hurricane Florence PM Update

Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for all residents in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties at noon today.

South Carolina Department of Transportation has asked that citizens returning to the area remain patient and expect lengthy travel times, potentially blocked roadways, or detours back to evacuated areas, and are asked not to drive around barricades or use emergency lanes that are needed for first responders.

The city of Charleston Municipal Operations Center will close at 5 p.m. today and emergency operations will return to OPCON 5 at that time.

City of Charleston teams completed formal damage assessments throughout the city this morning and reported minimal damage.

Citizens can self-report damage, such as trees in rights of way or malfunctioning traffic lights, by calling the City of Charleston Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.charleston-sc.gov/report-damage/.

The Citizen Services Desk will be staffed until 5 p.m. this evening.

City offices will open for regular business Monday morning, September 17.

Residential trash and garbage pickup will resume on the normal schedule starting Monday. Throughout the week, crews will pick up all garbage and debris placed at the curb (excluding e-waste), even bags that do not fit in the cart. Commercial trash and garbage collection will resume Sunday, September 16.

Citizens who parked their vehicles in city parking garages for free for the storm are asked to remove their vehicles by 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said, “The National Weather Service told us this would be a very dangerous storm, and unfortunately that turned out to be true for many just to our north. Here in Charleston, we were blessed to be spared the direct hit, but we’re praying for those who were not, and stand ready to send help in the coming days to assist with the recovery efforts.”

11:30 AM, Saturday, September 15, 2018

SCDOT: Evacuation Orders Lifted for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton Counties

Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect for all Zones in Georgetown and Horry Counties

In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, along with Edisto Beach in Colleton county, effective at noon today. At the request of local officials, evacuation orders for zones in Georgetown and Horry counties remain in effect as local law enforcement and officials continue to assess areas for potential dangers.

Returning residents are encouraged to exercise patience and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways, or detours back to evacuated areas and are asked not to drive around barricades or use emergency lanes that are needed for first responders.
While the weather conditions have improved, motorists should be cautious of fallen trees, downed power lines, and standing water in and around roadways. Citizens also should anticipate power outages at their homes or businesses, which may last for several days.

A decision on state government offices and school closings will be made once local emergency management and law enforcement officials have accessed damage and existing shelter needs.

Although Tropical Storm Florence itself no longer presents a threat to these areas, hazardous conditions still exist in many parts of coastal and inland counties:

• Avoid flood waters or standing water. Do not use area streams, rivers or the ocean for drinking, bathing or swimming due to the possibility of bacteria, waste water, or other contaminants. Avoid wading through standing water due to the possibility of sharp objects, power lines, or other hazardous debris that may be under the surface.

• There are currently over 170,000 power outages throughout the state. Those without power should not use generators indoors under any circumstances. Running generators in homes, garages, or other closed areas can lead to increased levels of carbon monoxide, which can be fatal and may cause death.

The S.C. Emergency Management Division’s website, http://scemd.org, lists emergency shelter status statewide and is updated in real-time by the S.C. Department of Social Services. Coastal evacuees without internet access are urged to call the PIPS line at 1-866-246-0133 with questions and needed assistance.

Local emergency services may be overloaded, residents should call 911 for life-threatening emergencies only
For more information visit http://www.scemd.org or follow @SCEMD on Twitter and Facebook.

10:00 AM, Saturday, September 15, 2018

City of Charleston crews are out doing formal damage assessments throughout the city. Early reports indicate minimal damage.

You can help by self-reporting any damage by calling the Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.charleston-sc.gov/report-damage/.

2:00 PM, Friday, September 14, 2018

The following is information shared from the City of Charleston website and facebook page to the citizens of Charleston:

We’ll be feeling the effects of Florence later today. If you are still in town, please make your last preparations to batten down the hatches, including securing your garbage can, other items outside and consider bringing outdoor furniture in.

Still need to move your car to higher ground? City-owned parking garages are free to park for the duration of the storm. The Charleston Place, 99 West Edge and Concord garages are your best bet. All others are full or mostly full. Garage locations can be found here: http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?nid=1025.

7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

For the safety of the Daniel Island POA staff, to finalize their personal hurricane plans with their families, and in following recommendations from local and state authorities, the POA office closed as of 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 due to Hurricane Florence. The team will return to the island as soon as officials declare it is safe to return.

At this time, the POA staff do not have access to their office phones or voice mail, but do have email access. For all emergent concerns regarding POA maintained property, please email reportaproblem@dicommunity.org (see information below regarding report a problem) or call Chris Hamil, Field Operations Manager at 843-696-4676.

For Hurricane Florence updates, please continue to visit our website at www.dicommunity.org and our Announcements stream on the website as well as the Daniel Island Property Owners Association Facebook page.  For all other non emergent or non Hurricane concerns, please leave a voice mail message at 843-971-9200 and we will respond to those voice mail messages when we return to the office post storm.

For all concerns or issues regarding POA maintained property, i.e. (boat landings, pools, trails, common areas, ponds, parks (other than Governors, Freedom or Etiwan), please email reportaproblem@dicommunity.org. Any helpful information you can send, including address/location of the issue and a photo of the problem is very useful and appreciated.

The POA Field Operations Staff completed their preparations today for Hurricane Florence for all of our common areas, trails, pools, boats landings and other amenities. Please read important information regarding these areas below:

  • In order to ensure that our DICA/south end pools (Pierce, Scott and Edgefield) are all safely secured, the entry doors/gates will not be accessible as of 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12th until further notice and all 3 pools are closed. Please stay out of the pool areas for your safety.
  • Please stay off/out of the boardwalks, trails, boat landings and any POA/City maintained docks throughout the community for your safety, as of 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13th until inspectors have looked at these areas and reopened them post storm.
  • Per the Daniel Island ARB office – All new construction builders and contractors have secured and covered their dumpsters and either removed or secured all port-o-lets and loose materials at job sites. All owners who are having personal renovations or remodeling done at their home, have also been reminded to contact their contractors/builders about these items.

Several other important repeat reminders that were sent out via our Monday, September 10th eblast are included below:

  •  In the event you lose electricity, please notify SCE&G of power outages. Please refer to SCE&G pertinent information and contacts below.
  • Please do not put any garbage/trash cans, recycling bins, yard debris or any other items at the curb from Tuesday, September 11th until further notice. If you have placed these at the curb, please bring them back into your garage or fenced in area.
  • Be sure to check around the entire perimeter of your residence and secure or bring inside, any exterior items such as trash cans, recycling bins, planters (both hanging and potted), yard art, furniture, grills, bird feeders, basketball hoops, sports goals & other play/recreational equipment and any other loose items that could damage your property or neighboring properties or become life threatening projectiles.
  • Localized flooding is expected. While the infrastructure of Daniel Island has handled significant events in the past, each storm presents different challenges. The City of Charleston and the Daniel Island POA will be monitoring conditions as they occur.
  • For downed power lines, tree limbs, trees or other large debris that you may encounter in the streets or roads, please call 911 to report them. Downed or damaged City street trees, which are located between the curb and sidewalk should be reported to the City of Charleston Urban Forestry Division Manager, Clark DeCiantis at DeCiantisF@charleston-sc.gov or call Office: (843) 724-7148 or Mobile: (843) 509-9410.
  • Any tree on someone’s personal property or in the right of way in front of their property is their responsibility to remove if fallen. If a tree must be removed, please send a picture to reportaproblem@dicommunity.org along with the species of tree if known. This information is helpful should the tree need to be replaced.

Important Contacts

Police & Fire 
24/7 NON-EMERGENCY – 843-743-7200.
*FOR POLICE OR FIRE EMERGENCIES ALWAYS DIAL 911
Traffic & Transportation (To report traffic lights that are out or downed stop signs)- 843-724-7368
Phone, Cable & Internet Service
AT&T – 800-288-2020
Home Telecom – 843-277-7307
Electric & Gas
South Carolina Electric & Gas – 1-800-251-7234
SCE&G Maintenance Number (24 hr. emergency service) – 1-888-333-4465
Trash/Yard Debris
City of Charleston- 843-724-7364 and 843-724-7365
Matt Alltop – (843) 720-3882
Water/Sewer
Charleston Water System – 843-727-6800
City of Charleston (Drainage) Public Service (Drainage) – 843-724-7367
Curbside Recycling
Suburban Disposal/Republic Services – 843-873-4810
Berkeley County Services
Emergency Preparedness – 843-719-4166
Mosquito Abatement Program – 843-719-4646
City of Charleston Public Services
Streets & Sidewalks – 843-724-3754
Potholes – 843-724-7366
Animal Control – 843-720-3915
Citizens Information line – 843-973-7219
Alligator or Wildlife
(DNR) – 843-953-9856 or (after hours or emergency) 1-800-922-5431

Please stay informed by checking important media websites at the links below:
South Carolina Emergency Management Division:
http://www.scemd.org/
Berkeley County Emergency Management Division
http://gis.berkeleycountysc.gov/hurricane/
2018 South Carolina Hurricane Guide
http://scemd.cdn.missc.net/media/1282/2018-hurricane-guide_website.pdf
City of Charleston Hurricane Information Website
http://www.charleston-sc.gov/hurricane-information
National Weather Service
http://www.weather.gov/
SCE&G
sceg.com/storm
Charleston Water Systems
http://www.charlestonwater.com/
Live 5 News
http://www.live5news.com/weather
ABC News 4
http://abcnews4.com/
Post & Courier
http://www.postandcourier.com/
SCDOT 511 (bride closures, road conditions and traffic)
https://www.scdot.org/travel/travel-road.aspx (also available as Mobile App)

During the course of the storm, we will be using Facebook (Daniel Island Property Owners Association) and our Website (www.dicommunity.org) to continue to post updates via our Announcements section as we receive them from state and local authorities.

10:00 PM, Wednesday, September, 12, 2018

The following is an important message from the City of Charleston regarding SCE&G & Hurricane Florence:

Hurricane Florence: SCE&G Reporting

SCE&G is monitoring Hurricane Florence and will provide updates on outages and subsequent restoration should conditions warrant. Based on current forecasts, the area may experience heavy rain and/or high wind impacts that have the potential to disrupt utility service.

Please access the SCE&G website at www.sceg.com as well as social media channels for breaking news, outage reports, restoration process and other important updates during this and any emergency event. Key contact numbers for SCE&G include:

You can also sign up ahead of the storm for mobile outage reporting at https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/text-message-reporting

Also beneficial for tracking outages and restoration:

5:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

City of Charleston September 11 Hurricane Florence PM Update

Charleston, S.C.— The city emergency operations are at OPCON 1 as officials assist the state with the I-26 lane reversal, continue to monitor Hurricane Florence’s track and prepare for potential impacts to the Charleston area.

Consistent with the ongoing evacuation, non-essential City of Charleston services were suspended at noon today for the duration of the week. The municipal emergency operations center remains open and city employees continue working on storm preparations.

City of Charleston parking garages (except for the Gaillard Center garage) are now open for citizens to park their vehicles for free for the duration of the storm. Parking garage locations can be found on the city’s website here: http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?nid=1025.

With the announcement that the Charleston County Bees Ferry Landfill will remain in operation tomorrow, the city of Charleston will collect Tuesday’s garbage and trash routes tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12. Once those routes have been collected, crews will begin collecting Wednesday’s routes, as time permits. This applies to city routes on James Island, the peninsula and in West Ashley inside of I-526.

More than 19,000 sandbags were distributed in the city today. Sandbags will be available tomorrow, while supplies last, at all four locations: the old Piggly Wiggly site on Sumar Street in West Ashley, the Charleston Fire Station at 1985 Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley, the Public Service building at 2150 Milford Street on the peninsula and James Island Town Hall at 1122 Dills Bluff Road.

Charleston Police and Fire Departments assisted with the I-26 lane reversal, canvassed mobile home communities to distribute hurricane safety and evacuation information and visited construction sites to ensure they have been secured.

Public Service employees continued work today clearing storm drains and drainage ditches. They also assisted citizens at the sandbag distribution sites.

Parks employees secured all parks and city facilities, assisted public service clearing storm drains and trimmed street trees.

Housing and Community Development officials provided evacuation information to citizens experiencing homelessness and assisted in the dissemination of information to Charleston Housing Authority residents.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jack O’Toole, Director of Communications

Media Relations/Public Information

(843) 518-3228 | otoolej@charleston-sc.gov

11 AM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Trash, Yard Debris and Curbside Recycling:

Currently all pick ups for trash, yard debris, and recycling have been suspended until further notice. Once a post storm pick up scheduled has been determined, we will share the information with the community. Please do not put anything out to the curb. If you currently have placed anything at the curb, please remove these items today in preparation of the storm. Secure all trash, yard debris, and recycling inside the home or garage.

Questions:
Trash/Yard Debris
City of Charleston- 843-724-7364 and 843-724-7365
Matt Altop – (843) 720-3882
Curbside Recycling
Suburban Disposal/Republic Services – 843-873-4810

Storm Water Runoff

Storm water runoff from excessive precipitation as well as blocked or obstructed drains/ easements on one’s property, can impact the runoff of this water. To improve these conditions so that water can flow more freely in your yard, below are some helpful tips:

  • Do not dump leaves/grass clippings or other debris into the drainage system
  • Pick up trash/debris before it enters the drainage easement system
  • Remove grass clippings, pine straw, brush, mulch, leaves or other trash or debris obstructions from swales, easements or drains in your yard.

Your Pet & The Storm

Worried about your pets during Hurricane Florence? Look to local shelters, pet stores, and veterinary practices for help! These sources will have the best information for you regarding your pets during a storm.

If you are traveling with your pet, we find this link helpful to find pet friendly destinations – https://www.bringfido.com/

4 PM, Monday, September 10, 2018

Update from SCEMD Website Regarding Hurricane Florence: Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29, which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Florence approaches. Residents in all hurricane evacuation zones must evacuate beginning no later than NOON TUESDAY, SEPT. 11.

Evacuation shelter locations will be available on scemd.org and in the SC Emergency Manager mobile app as soon as they are opened.

Evacuees should pack the following essential items in anticipation of a potentially prolonged evacuation period: required medications, adequate clothing, and essential personal items. Residents going to evacuation shelters should bring their own blankets, pillows, cots, and special food items if they are on restricted diets.

Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas. Pets are not allowed inside Red Cross evacuation shelters.

The governor also issued Executive Order 2018-30, which orders school closures and closures of all state government offices for all non-essential personnel in the following counties, beginning tomorrowTuesday, September 11: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lexington, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg.

People who live in the following coastal areas must evacuate beginning noonTuesday. Residents who do not know their zones can visit SCEMD’s “Know Your Zone” website where they can enter their address and be given their precise zones and view detailed maps of the zones.

Northern South Carolina Coast (All Zones)

  • Horry County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Georgetown County Evacuation Zones A, B, C

Central South Carolina Coast (All Zones)

  • Charleston County Evacuation Zones A, B, C (This includes Daniel Island, which is in Zone B)
  • Dorchester County Evacuation Zones D, E, F
  • Berkeley County Evacuation Zones B, G, H, I

Southern Coast (All Zones)

  • Colleton County Evacuation Zones A, B
  • Beaufort County Evacuation Zone A
  • Jasper County Evacuation Zones A, B

Lane Reversals and Evacuation Routes (All evacuation routes and zones are detailed in the 2018 S.C. Hurricane Guide):
The S.C. Department of Public Safety and the S.C. Department of Transportation along with supporting agencies will at noon tomorrow reverse the direction of traffic along certain evacuation routes to ease the flow of traffic away from the coast:

Charleston to Columbia: A full four-lane reversal on I-26 in Charleston will begin at the interchange of I-26 and I-526. The full reversal continues west until the I-26 crossover to I-77 just outside Columbia in Lexington County.

Horry County: Horry County has two four-lane reversals along US 501: SC 544 to US 378; and US 501: Between SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to SC 576 near Marion County.

For the Beaufort and Hilton Head area, we will poise and be ready to reverse US 278 and US 21 if traffic conditions warrant.

South Carolina’s emergency helpline is now active around the clock. Anyone with questions related to Hurricane Florence should call the Public Information Phone System at 1-866-246-0133.

Additional POA Information:

  • As of now, the POA office will remain open and operate normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). For the safety of our POA team, the POA office may close depending on the track of the storm and recommendations of local and state authorities with regard to evacuations.
  • For downed power lines, tree limbs, trees or other large debris that you may encounter in the streets or roads, please call 911 to report them. Downed or damaged City street trees, which are located between the curb and sidewalk should be reported to the City of Charleston Urban Forestry Division Manager, Clark DeCiantis at DeCiantisF@charleston-sc.gov or call Office: (843) 724-7148 or Mobile: (843) 509-9410.
  • Localized flooding is expected. While the infrastructure of Daniel Island has handled significant events in the past, each storm presents different challenges. The City of Charleston and the Daniel Island POA will be monitoring conditions as they occur.
  • For all other issues regarding POA maintained property, for example, boat landings, pools, trails, parks (other than Governors, Freedom or Etiwan), common areas, or ponds, please email reportaproblem@dicommunity.org. Any information you can send, including address/location of the issue and a photo of the problem is appreciated.
  • In order to ensure that the pools are safely secured, the entry doors will not be accessible beginning at 3 PM on Wednesday, September 13th until further notice. Please stay out of the pool areas for your safety.
  • Please stay off of the boardwalks, out of the boat landings and off of the docks throughout the community beginning at 3 PM on Wednesday, September 13th until inspectors have looked at these areas and reopen them post storm.
  • In the event that travel presents unsafe conditions or in the event of an emergency, please contact the police at 911.
  • Daniel Island does not have a re-entry program. The state and local officials will determine protocol and timing of any post evacuation re-entry to DI.

During the course of the storm, we will be using Facebook (Daniel Island Property Owners Association) and our Website (www.dicommunity.org) to post updates as we receive them from state and local authorities. Other helpful sources of information include:

11 AM, Monday, September 10, 2018

As of 11 AM on Monday, September 10th, 2018hurricane model predictions do not indicate Hurricane Florence as having a direct landfall in Charleston. However, Daniel Island may experience Tropical Storm conditions (significant rainfall, flooding and high winds). Please be vigilant in monitoring the weather conditions closely and be prepared to follow recommendations of state and local authorities as hurricanes are unpredictable.

Hurricane Florence may impact our area within the next few days. We would like to remind you to take the following precautions:

  • Daniel Island is in Evacuation Zone B http://gis.berkeleycountysc.gov/hurricane
  • Be sure to check around the entire perimeter of your residence and secure or bring inside any exterior items such as trash cans, recycling bins, planters (both hanging and potted), yard art, furniture, grills, bird feeders, basketball hoops, sports goals & other play/recreational equipment and any other loose items that could damage your property or neighboring properties or become life threatening projectiles.
  • All builders and contractors have been asked to remove or secure their dumpsters with a cover and to remove or secure all port-o-lets and loose materials at job sites. If you are having personal renovations or remodeling at your home, please remind your contractors/builders about these items.
  • Please refrain from putting trash and yard debris to the curb from Tuesday, September 11th until further notice.
  • In the event you lose electricity, notify SCE&G of power outages.
  • Make sure you have an adequate supply of canned goods, bottled water, radio, cell phone, portable charger and batteries. If you do not have bottled water on hand, fill a bathtub or sink with fresh water.
  • Sandbags are available to residents in preparation for hurricane Florence
    • The City of Charleston has a limited number of free sandbags available to assist residents who anticipate localized flooding. Distribution has begun. The sandbags are available from 9 AM- 5 PM at three locations:
      • The old Piggly Wiggly site on Sumar Street
      • The Public Service building at 2150 Milford
      • 1985 Bees Ferry Road
    • The sandbags will be self-serve. The city recommends bringing your own shovel. There will be onsite assistance for people who may need it.
    • There is a 10-bag limit per household.
  • A City of Charleston Citizen Information Line is live at 843-973-7219 to answer residents’ questions regarding the hurricane. Additional hurricane preparedness information can be found on the city’s Hurricane Information website at http://www.charleston-sc.gov/hurricane-information or at www.scemd.org and in the downloadable HurricanePreparedness Guide.
  • The POA Field Operations Staff has begun the process of preparing for Hurricane Florence for all of our common areas, pools, boats landings and other amenities.
    • When the pools are closed, in order to safely secure them, the entry doors will not be accessible. At that time, please stay out of the pool areas for your safety.
    • Once the decision for closure of the boardwalks, boat landings and docks has been made, please stay off of the boardwalks, out of the boat landings and off of the docks throughout the community until inspectors have looked at these areas and reopened them post storm.
  • Make necessary accommodations for pets.
  • Any tree on someone’s personal property or in the right of way in front of their property is their responsibility to remove if fallen. If a tree must be removed, please send a picture to reportaproblem@dicommunity.orgalong with the species of tree if known. This information is helpful should the tree need to be replaced.
  • Residents should review personal safety and hurricane preparedness plans, local evacuation zones and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes.

As of now, the POA office will remain open and operate normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). For the safety of our POA team, the POA office may close depending on the track of the storm and recommendations of local and state authorities with regard to evacuations. If an evacuation order is mandated the office will close and staff will return to the island as soon as officials declare it is safe to return.

For downed power lines, tree limbs, trees or other large debris that you may encounter in the streets or roads, please call 911 to report them. Downed or damaged City street trees, which are located between the curb and sidewalk should be reported to the City of Charleston Urban Forestry Division Manager, Clark DeCiantis at DeCiantisF@charleston-sc.gov or call Office: (843) 724-7148 or Mobile: (843) 509-9410.

For all other issues regarding POA maintained property, for example, boat landings, pools, trails, parks (other than Governors, Freedom or Etiwan), common areas, or ponds, please email reportaproblem@dicommunity.org. Any information you can send, including address/location of the issue and a photo of the problem is appreciated.

Important Contacts

Police & Fire –

24/7 NON-EMERGENCY – 843-743-7200.

*FOR POLICE OR FIRE EMERGENCIES ALWAYS DIAL 911

Traffic & Transportation (To report traffic lights that are out or downed stop signs)- 843-724-7368

Phone, Cable & Internet Service

AT&T – 800-288-2020

Home Telecom – 843-277-7307

Electric & Gas

South Carolina Electric & Gas – 1-800-251-7234

SCE&G Maintenance Number (24 hr. emergency service) – 1-888-333-4465

Trash/Yard Debris

City of Charleston- 843-724-7364 and 843-724-7365

Matt Altop – (843) 720-3882

Water/Sewer

Charleston Water System – 843-727-6800

City of Charleston (Drainage) Public Service (Drainage) – 843-724-7367

Curbside Recycling

Suburban Disposal/Republic Services – 843-873-4810

Berkeley County Services

Emergency Preparedness – 843-719-4166

Mosquito Abatement Program – 843-719-4646

City of Charleston Public Services

Streets & Sidewalks – 843-724-3754

Potholes – 843-724-7366

Animal Control – 843-720-3915

Citizens Information line – 843-973-7219

Alligator or Wildlife

(DNR) – 843-953-9856 or (after hours or emergency) 1-800-922-5431

Please stay informed by checking important media websites at the links below:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division:

http://www.scemd.org/

Berkeley County Emergency Management Division

http://gis.berkeleycountysc.gov/hurricane/

2018 South Carolina Hurricane Guide

http://scemd.cdn.missc.net/media/1282/2018-hurricane-guide_website.pdf

City of Charleston Hurricane Information Website

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/hurricane-information

National Weather Service

http://www.weather.gov/

SCE&G

sceg.com/storm

Charleston Water Systems

http://www.charlestonwater.com/

Live 5 News

http://www.live5news.com/weather

ABC News 4

http://abcnews4.com/

Post & Courier

http://www.postandcourier.com/

SCDOT 511 (bride closures, road conditions and traffic)
https://www.scdot.org/travel/travel-road.aspx (also available as Mobile App)

During the course of the storm, we will be using Facebook (Daniel Island Property Owners Association) and our Website (www.dicommunity.org) to post updates as we receive them from state and local authorities.