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MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Sunday, September 1) Berkeley County Council will meet at 2 p.m. today to further discuss County preparations ahead of the storm.

OPERATING CONDITION: Berkeley County will move to OPCON 1 today at 1 p.m. This operating level means the County Emergency Operations Center is fully activated.

SANDBAGS: Berkeley County has started distribution of sandbags to local fire departments and municipalities. Residents are responsible for filling the bags, and the sand is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

CITIZEN CALL LINE: Berkeley County opened a citizens’ information line Sunday, September 1. By calling 843-719-4800, residents can get updated information from the County’s Emergency Preparedness Department. Additionally, citizens can report issues the County should be made aware of.

ANIMAL CENTER: Berkeley Animal Center has temporarily stopped accepting animals. The shelter will remain closed until further notice.

CONVENIENCE CENTER: Berkeley County Convenience centers will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 2. The County landfill will close at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 2.

Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for South Carolina. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources and sets into effect the State Emergency Operations Plan. It authorizes local emergency management agencies to begin mobilizing assets and resources ahead of any potential impact from Hurricane Dorian.

Berkeley County will continue to update the County websiteFacebook and Twitter pages as new information comes in.

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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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