City of Charleston officials met today and have begun initial preparations for any potential impacts Hurricane Dorian may have here in the Lowcountry. City Emergency Management is working closely with state and regional officials to monitor the storm’s track and coordinate preparation efforts.
The city’s Stormwater Department has reserved temporary pumps to position in low-lying areas, should the need arise.
The Parks Department has begun lowering the water level in Lake Dotterer and will begin lowering Colonial Lake tomorrow.
Citizens are encouraged to begin making preparations now. The city’s Hurricane Information webpage can be accessed at http://www.charleston-sc.gov/hurricane-information. Updates on Hurricane Dorian 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. Additional hurricane preparedness information can be found at www.scemd.org.