MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, September 29, 2022) – Berkeley County will move from OPCON 3 to OPCON 2 at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 30, partially activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). OPCON 2 means a disaster or emergency is likely to affect the County and emergency operations plans are implemented.
Berkeley County remains under a Hurricane Warning as Ian inches closer to the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. Berkeley County Emergency Management officials continue to monitor the storm and its possible impacts to the County. South Carolina remains under a State of Emergency after Gov. Henry McMaster issued an Executive Order on Wednesday, September 28.
LOCAL IMPACTS: Ian is anticipated to cause a large-scale wind and rain event for Berkeley County, starting Thursday evening/early Friday morning. Tropical storm force winds (39 mph and greater) are likely to be felt across the area. Expected rainfall is 4 to 8 inches. Other potential impacts from Ian, including risk for tornadoes and storm surge, remains low at this time for Berkeley County.
CLOSURES: The following Berkeley County Government facilities closed at noon today, Thursday, September 29, and will remain closed on Friday, September 30:
- All Berkeley County Government offices
- The Courthouse (There will be one Magistrate Court session at the Courthouse at 8 a.m. on Friday. Court will resume its normal schedule at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 1.)
- Landfill & Convenience Centers
- Cypress Gardens
- Berkeley Animal Center
- Library branches
STORM DAMAGE: Crews with Berkeley County Roads and Bridges continue to respond to flood prone areas, storm drains and culverts throughout the County. To report storm damage, go HERE.
POWER OUTAGES: Do not call 911 for power outages. Please report outages to the appropriate provider below:
- Berkeley Electric: 1-888-253-4232
- Santee Cooper: 1-888-769-7688
- Dominion Energy: 1-888-333-4465
- Edisto Electric: 1-800-433-3292
CITIZEN CALL LINE: The Citizen Call Line (843-719-4800) is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 29-30 for non-emergency calls ONLY. **For all emergencies, please call 911.**
SANDBAGS: Sandbags are available across Berkeley County on a first-come, first-served basis. Berkeley County has already delivered more than 380 tons of sand to the following locations:
- City of Hanahan – Railroad Ave. in Hanahan (in front of ball field #1 behind Trident Technical College)
- Town of Moncks Corner – First Street near the railroad tracks (behind Moncks Corner Fire Department)
- Whitesville Fire Department – 115 Sunview Ave., Moncks Corner
- City of Goose Creek Fire Department – 201 Button Hall Ave., Goose Creek
- Cross Fire Department Station 1 – 1007 Shortcut Road, Cross
- Cross Fire Department Station 3 – 1980 Highway 6, Cross
- Cordesville Fire Department Station 1 – 1931 Highway 402, Cordesville
- Macedonia Fire Department – 2108 N. Highway 52, Bonneau
- Forty-One Fire Department Station 1 – 1192 Forty One Road, Bonneau
- Forty-One Fire Department Station 2 – 1135 Mandella Road, Bonneau
- Santee Circle Fire Department -1399 N. Highway 52, Moncks Corner
- C&B Fire Department – 509 Royle Road, Ladson
- Pimlico Fire Department – 2854 Old Highway 52, Moncks Corner
- Daniel Island (City of Charleston) – Seven Farms Drive (behind Governor’s Park Dog Park under I-526)
- Lake Moultrie Fire Department – 942 Black Oak Road, Bonneau
- St. Stephen Fire Department – 124 Hood Street, St. Stephen
- Bonneau Fire Department – 420 Municipal Lane, Bonneau
- Cainhoy Fire Department Station 3 – 2451 Clements Ferry Road, Wando
- Cainhoy Fire Department Station 4 – 2250 United Drive, Huger
- Cainhoy Fire Department Station 6 – 1004 United Drive, Huger
Berkeley County leaders are encouraging citizens to prepare for Ian by making a plan and building an emergency kit. See more information HERE. Also, view the Berkeley County Hurricane Guide, available in English and Spanish.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-