We are monitoring tropical storm Isaias closely and encourage everyone to make preparations now by securing any outdoor items that may prove hazardous in high winds. We will arrange for any post storm clean up as soon as possible.

Please watch for announcements from the local weather stations or NOAA (National Hurricane Center) Weather Radio. In the Charleston area, the frequency for the NOAA is 162.550-162.450. While the television is usually preferable, the power may go out as the storm approaches making battery operated radios the way to go.

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (scemd.org) has an excellent 14 page guide with emergency contact numbers and preparation guides if you plan to stay home for the storm. Charleston County’s website is also useful for determining road closures and openings.

“While it is still too early to know exactly what the impacts of Hurricane Isaias will be on the city, the time for citizens to prepare is now,” said City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff. “Make sure your family has a plan and emergency supplies in place, and continue to monitor local media for the latest information about the storm.”

Other useful sites include:

The National Hurricane Center - www.nhc.noaa.gov

The Weather Channel - https://weather.com

American Red Cross - www.redcross.org

Charleston County - https://www.charlestoncounty.org

Town of Seabrook Island - http://www.townofseabrookisland.org