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Posted on: September 9, 2017

City of Charleston Hurricane Irma September 9 Preparations Update

Today, Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg appeared with Charleston County Emergency Management and other area officials to discuss preparations for the anticipated impacts from Hurricane Irma.

Mayor Tecklenburg said, “Our emergency management personnel and first responders are doing an outstanding job preparing for Hurricane Irma – and our number one goal, as always, is to keep our citizens safe. At this point, we anticipate significant storm surge and flooding, especially downtown, on Monday and Tuesday. So if you’re in a low-lying area or your home has flooded in the past, consider making arrangements to stay with friends or family. In addition, we our currently working with County officials to ensure that shelters will be available for those in need as conditions warrant.”

The full press conference can be viewed here or below:



In related news, Charleston City Council meetings that were cancelled due to Hurricane Irma have now been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 as followed:

Committee on Traffic and Transportation: 3:45 p.m.
City Hall, First Floor Conference Room,
80 Broad Street

Committee on Public Works and Utilities: 4:00 p.m.
City Hall, First Floor
Conference Room,
80 Broad Street

Committee on Real Estate: 4:15 p.m.
City Hall, First Floor Conference Room,
80 Broad Street

Committee on Ways and Means: 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chamber
80 Broad Street

City Council: 5:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chamber
80 Broad Street
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