Emergency Preparedness ALERTS

Current OPCON Level

OPCON LEVEL 5

  • Normal Operations
  • Pre-Storm OPCON-5 (monitor tropical activity)
  • This Operating Condition Level (OPCON) indicates hurricane season is open. Hurricane season runs from 1 June through 30 November.

    Operational activities in this phase are designed to develop a strong county government emergency response capability, establishing effective systems for warning, direction and control, dissemination of emergency public information, shelter planning and organizing all levels of government in the county to ensure full utilization of all available resources.

    Review hurricane plan with all personnel, including home plans. Special equipment and supplies should be inventoried. Points of contact and telephone numbers should be updated and verified. Safe storage for records should be determined. Storms will be tracked and monitored at this level.


  • Please note the following information:
  • Berkeley County crews will be out today, working to begin the cleanup process from the damage left by tropical storm, Irma. Trash and yard debris pick-up will work as regularly scheduled. Berkeley County will not pick-up debris from private roads and in private subdivisions.
  • Should you have any questions about county-maintained roads, please call Berkeley County roads and bridges department at 843-719-4129.
  • There are currently no open shelters in Berkeley County.

  • Berkeley County closures:
  • All Berkeley County Government offices are back to a normal schedule.
  • Circuit Court Jury duty for this week has been canceled.
  • Family Court hearings scheduled for Monday/Tuesday is being rescheduled and you will be notified of your new hearing date.
  • Common Pleas will commence on Wednesday, September 13.
  • The Berkeley County landfill and convenience centers are operating on a normal schedule.
  • Berkeley County School District is closed today.

  • Citizens can call 843-719-4800 to get updated information from the County’s Emergency Preparedness Department. Additionally, they can report issues that the County should be aware of including impassable roads and downed trees.

  • Berkeley County has set-up a Facebook page for residents to report damage in their area. Please utilize the Berkeley County Irma DamageFacebook page to share pictures of damage at your location. When doing so, please include the address of the pictures you post.