MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (October 2, 2016) - Charleston County’s Emergency Management Department is monitoring the potential path of Hurricane Matthew. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) moved to OPCON 4 at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 in coordination with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. The EOC has not been activated but we have staff ready in case the weather situation changes.
Staff has participated in daily conference calls to remain up-to-date on the storm’s path and potential impacts. While the path of Hurricane Matthew remains uncertain, citizens should take the time to review emergency plans and check supplies.
Current Charleston County Hurricane guide: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/hurricane-guides/2016-Hurricane-Guide-Color-Full-Size.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php
• Mount Pleasant residents can register for the Mount Pleasant Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive text message, and e-mail notifications about emergency situations, such as critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods or a hurricane evacuation order. When notified, citizens will hear a message that gives details on the emergency and includes instructions on any actions they should take. Register online at: http://www.tompsc.com/alertcenter.aspx