During their meeting this morning, Charleston City Council passed an emergency ordinance authorizing Mayor John Tecklenburg to enact a citywide curfew tonight, should conditions require it as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias.
At this time, no curfew is in effect in the city of Charleston.
Based on the current forecast, city emergency management officials are advising citizens to be off the roads and in a safe, secure location by no later than 6 p.m. Residents are asked to continue to monitor local media closely for any updates based on changing forecasts or conditions.
Also during the meeting, Mayor Tecklenburg announced that the parking garage at 99 West Edge would be open to residents free of charge for the duration of the storm.
The following parking garages are now open for this use:
- Queen Street Garage, 93 Queen Street
- Aquarium Garage, 24 Calhoun Street
- Visitor Center Garage, 63 Mary Street
- St. Philip Street Garage, 34 St. Philip Street
- West Edge Parking Garage, 99 West Edge
No boats, trailers or golf carts are allowed.
The deadline to remove cars parked in these garages for free has been extended to 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
With garbage and trash collection suspended, city Emergency Management officials ask residents to secure any curbside garbage cans or bags prior to the storm’s onset.
City of Charleston offices, the Municipal Court and Recreation facilities and camps closed at 1 p.m. today.
Due to light demand and rain, the James Island and RiverDogs Stadium sandbag locations have closed. The other location, 2150 Milford Street, will remain open until 3 p.m.