Hurricane Watch Prep

 In 346-348 KING STREET HOA, 65 VANDERHORST, Anchorage Plantation, APPIAN PLACE, Arbors in St. John's Woods, ASHLAND PLANTATION, Ashley Ridge, ASHLEY RIVER COMMONS, Beaumont, Bellwood, BERESFORD COMMONS, BERKELEY COMMONS, Berkeley Commons HOA, BLACKBERRY, BLACKSTONE, BLUFFS, Bowman Park, BRAELAND, Briarwood, BRICKHOPE GREENS, BRICKHOPE PLANTATION, BRIDGES OF SUMMERVILLE, CANE BAY COMMERCIAL, CAROLINA BAY, Carolina Park Townhomes, CARRIAGE HILL LANDING, CARRIAGE LANE, CARRINGTON CHASE, CENTER PARK DANIEL ISLAND, CHARLESTON PARK MASTER, Chelsea Park, COLONY NORTH, Communities, Coves at Lakes of Cane Bay, CROWFIELD VILLAGE, Daniel's Orchard, EGRET'S POINTE, Etiwan Point Ph 3, Etiwan Pointe HPR, ETIWAN POINTE Townhomes, FARM AT WESCOTT, FENWICK COMMONS, FIRESIDE LAKES, FOXBANK, Gardens at the Bridges of Summerville, Garrison at Oyster Point, GATES AT PARK WEST, GRAND OAKS MASTER, HAMPSHIRE, HANAHAN PLANTATION, HIDDEN RIVER ON THE ASHLEY, HOLLOW OAKS, Hunters Bend, ISLAND CLUB II, IVY HALL, JASMINE GATE, JASMINE ROW, Jericho on the Ashley, LAKE HUNTER COMMONS, Lakes of Cane Bay, LAKESIDE PARK, Legacy at Pine Forest, LEGEND OAKS PLANT'N III, Limehouse Villas, LONGBOROUGH, LONGFORD PLACE, MAGNOLIA AT CANE BAY, Mallard Crossing, MANSFIELD, MARRINGTON, Marshside Townhomes, Meridian at Cane Bay, MERIDIAN PLACE, Meridian Townhomes at Cane Bay, MIXSON PLACE, Mixson Row, MOSS CREEK AT GRANDE OAKS, MOSSEY CREEK, Myers Mill, NELLIEFIELD, Oak Forest, OAK HILL PLANTATION, OAK PARK, Oakfield POA, Ocean Inn, Old Rice Retreat, OTRANTO STATION, Oyster Point, Palmetto Walk, Parkers Island, PARKERS LANDING, Pavilion Watch, PENINSULA, PERREYCLEAR POINTE, PIER POINTE, Pinckney Farms, PINELAND HEIGHTS, PINES AT CHARLESTON PARK, Proximity Drive, RADCLIFFE PLACE, RESERVE @ FOSTER CREEK, RETREAT @ JOHNS ISLAND, RETREAT AT RIVERLAND, Reverie on the Ashley, Riverland Crossing, RIVERLAND PLACE, Rivers Point, Riverstone, SANDPINES, Scotts Mill, SELKIRK PLANTATION, SHADOWMOSS, South Island Plantation, South Pointe Estates, Spring Grove Plantation, ST. CHARLES PLACE, ST. JOHNS CROSSING, ST. REGIS (WAGNER TERRACE), STILES POINT PLANTATION, Summit Gardens, Swygert's Landing, TANNER COMMONS, TAYLOR PLANTATION, THE BEND AT RIVER ROAD, Tip Lane, TOWNHOMES OF KENSINGTON AT PARK WEST, Townpark at Bull Street, TRANQUIL HILL, UNIVERSITY PARK, Village Green Rec, WAPPOO LANDING, WEDGEWOOD TOWNHOMES, WELLBORN, west Lake at Cane Bay, West Point, Woodlands POA

Good Morning!

As there is still some uncertainty of the level of impact Hurricane Dorian may have here in the Low Country, the Association wanted to mention a few items to keep in mind – hopefully these measures will not be needed but good items to know.

To make sure that all the HOA needs are addressed in preparation for the storm, below are items that are already being addressed include the following (some of these may not pertain to your community):

  • Elevators being parked on the second floor during storms and turned back on for normal operation after storms
  • Irrigation systems shut down prior to storm and being turned back on pending the amount of flooding
  • Pond fountains will be turned off
  • Pools will be shut down with all furniture and items stored in either the storage areas or restrooms. Pools will reopen when safe to do so
  • It will be important for all residents to secure all outside items at your home including furniture, lawn art and lawn debris!! Unsecured items can become flying missiles causing damage to your home, your neighbor’s home and any vehicles stored outside
  • Also important is to have on hand copies of your personal insurance policies so any claim for storm damage can be immediately reported to your agent for any non HOA related incident
  • Builders are aware of the need to insure their construction sites are clear of any debris that could cause damage

Please be aware that FirstService Residential’s normal day to day operations including our business hours may be affected in the event of a major named storm or hurricane. This will also be true for vendors that regularly service your community including landscapers and pool vendors. Further updates will be provided as needed

We will continue to hope the impact will be minimal. Below is a list FEMA suggests for an emergency basic supply list for events such as Florence – please prepare and stay safe:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Flashlight and extra batteries First aid kit Whistle to signal for help Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food) Local maps

FEMA also notes you may want to consider gathering these items as well:

Prescription medications and glasses Infant formula and diapers Pet food and extra water for your pet Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container Cash or traveler’s checks and change Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners. Fire Extinguisher Matches in a waterproof container Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels Paper and pencil Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

The S.C. Emergency Management Department recommends fully charging your cell phone and other mobile devices before the hurricane approaches and to limit non-essential calls. And remember, call 911 only for real emergencies.

County Resources

Berkeley County Citizen’s Information Hotline: (843) 719-4800

Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department: (843) 719-4800, (843) 719-4166 or (843) 719-4047

Berkeley County Water and Sanitation: (843) 572-4400

Charleston County Citizen’s Information Hotline: (843) 746-3900

Charleston County Emergency Management Department: (843) 746-3800

Charleston Water System: (843) 727-6800

Dorchester County Citizen’s Information Hotline: (843) 832-0393

Dorchester County Emergency Services Department: (843) 832-0341

Dorchester County Water and Sewer Department: (843) 832-0075 or (843) 563-0075

Nonprofit Organizations

American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter: (843) 764-2323

Disabilities Resource Center (for mobility issues assistance): (843)225-5080

Power Companies

Santee Cooper (to report a power outage): 1-888-769-7688

Dominion Energy (for downed and sparking power lines): 1-888-333-4465

Dominion Energy (for suspected gas leaks): 1-800-815-0083

Dominion Energy (to report a power outage): 1-888-333-4465

State Agencies

SCDHEC (for medical needs assistance): (843) 953-0038

SCDOT (for evacuation traffic information): (888) 877-9151.

 

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