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Posted on: September 7, 2018

City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

The city of Charleston, in tandem with South Carolina Emergency Management and Charleston County, has moved to OPCON 4, as officials continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Florence’s track and its potential local impacts.

City officials remain in close coordination with Charleston County and other local agencies and will continue to receive regular updates from the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service in Charleston.

“While it is still too soon to know exactly what the impact of the storm may be for our area, it is not too soon to begin preparations for yourself and your family.  Residents are encouraged to begin those preparations, including gathering emergency supplies, becoming familiar with evacuation routes and coordinating with family members,” said Charleston’s Emergency Management Director, Shannon Scaff.

Residents are encouraged to review the city’s Hurricane Information webpage and the available resources in preparation, which can be accessed at http://www.charleston-sc.gov/hurricane-information. Updates on Tropical Storm Florence will be released and posted to the webpage as new information becomes available.

For the most accurate and up-to-date weather forecasts, residents should stay tuned to the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service Charleston websites, as well as local media and the FEMA app.

Citizens and visitors with questions may call the Citizen Services Desk at 843-724-7311. Additional hurricane preparedness information can be found at www.scemd.org and in the downloadable Charleston County Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

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