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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 18 Recovery Update

Since collection began after the storm, city crews and contractors have picked up more than half a million cubic feet of debris citywide. 

Today, 36 crews are moving throughout the city picking up curbside debris in the following zones:• ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 16 Recovery Update

Over the weekend and throughout the day today, city crews and contractors continued working to clear debris from Hurricane Dorian citywide. 

Citizens can track the progress of debris removal in specific zones throughout the city by viewing the cit...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 12 Recovery Update

As of 5 p.m. today, crews had collected more than a quarter of a million cubic feet of debris from neighborhoods throughout the city of Charleston.

Crews will continue to collect until 7 p.m. tonight and will resume first thing in the morning.

Contractors h...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 11 Recovery Update

Since Hurricane Dorian left the area last Thursday evening, city crews have collected more than 150,000 cubic feet of debris from neighborhoods throughout the city of Charleston. 

Crews will continue to collect until 7 p.m. tonight and will resume...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 10 Recovery Update

Due to the high volume of curbside garbage following the storm, crews continued working this morning to collect any remaining garbage along Monday’s route before beginning collection along today’s. Crews continue working overtime to co...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 9 Recovery Efforts Update

Garbage resumed normal operations today. Due to the large volume of garbage, crews are working overtime to collect as much as possible, but some Monday routes may not be completed by the end of the day. Crews will pick up where they left off before beginn...

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 7 Recovery Efforts PM Update

Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts continue as crews work to clear debris, remove fallen trees from the public right of way, and restore traffic signals citywide.

As of late today, over 100 truckloads of debris had been removed from neighborhoods across the...

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts September 7 Morning Update

Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts continue as crews work to clear debris, remove fallen trees from the public right of way, and restore traffic signals citywide.

At this time, only 8 intersections are without power and are ready to be reset as soon as powe...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts Continue

Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts continue as crews work to clear debris, remove fallen trees from the public right of way, and restore traffic signals citywide.

Of the more than 100 emergency road closures reported at the height of the storm, 16 remain cl...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts Underway

The city of Charleston began Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts at first light this morning and will dispatch more than 500 city employees to all areas of the city throughout the day.

City offices and facilities remain closed today as crews focus on recover...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

City of Charleston September 5 Hurricane Dorian 12 PM Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1, with the Municipal Emergency Operations Center fully activated, and strongly encourages residents to remain off the roads due to continuing hazardous conditions expected throughout the day today.

Charleston City C...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

City of Charleston September 4 Hurricane Dorian 7 PM Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1, with the Municipal Emergency Operations Center fully activated. City officials across various departments continue working in 12-hour shifts to prepare for Hurricane Dorian response and recovery.

During their 1:30...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

City of Charleston September 4 Hurricane Dorian 12 PM Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1, and the Municipal Emergency Operations Center remains fully activated with city officials working in 12-hour shifts to prepare for Hurricane Dorian response.

Charleston City Council will hold a teleph...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

City of Charleston September 3 Hurricane Dorian Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1, indicating the highest state of emergency operations, and the Municipal Emergency Operations Center remains fully activated as officials prepare for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Charleston...

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

City of Charleston September 2 Hurricane Dorian Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 with the Municipal Emergency Operations Center fully activated as officials prepare for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered a mandatory evacuatio...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Three City of Charleston Parking Garages to Open for Free During Hurricane Dorian

At 6:30 p.m. this evening, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation for several areas of the state, including the entirety of Charleston County, beginning at 12 p.m. tomorrow.

In conjunction with this order, city of Charleston ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

September 1 Hurricane Dorian PM Update, Sandbag Distribution Locations Announced

­ The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 as officials monitor Hurricane Dorian’s path and make pre-storm preparations.

Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, the city of Charleston will have a limited supply of free sand and bags available for resid...

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

City of Charleston Moves to OPCON 2, Officials Continue to Monitor Storm

At 1 p.m. today, the city of Charleston shifted to OPCON 2, in coordination with Charleston County, as city officials continue to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

Charleston City Council held a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. today to discuss prepara...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

August 30 Hurricane Dorian, Tidal Flooding Update

The National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Charleston and Berkeley Counties, in effect from 7 p.m. tonight until 12 a.m. Saturday morning, and is forecasting moderate to major coastal flooding due to an 8.1-foot h...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

City of Charleston Under Coastal Flood Watch, Officials Continue to Monitor Hurricane Dorian

The National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston is forecasting moderate to major coastal flooding due to an 8.1-foot high tide expected at 7:58 p.m. this evening, and has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Charleston County from 6 p.m. tonight until 12 a.m. F...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Hurricane Dorian

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 tr...

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