Tropical Storm Florence: Information, Guides, Phone Numbers, & More

Credit: NOAA

Last update: 9/14/18 at 7:56 pm

Although we've gotten some good news over the last couple days, the Charleston area will still see plenty of inclement weather this weekend. Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but she'll still be bringing rain and strong winds to the Holy City. The biggest concern is flooding, but we are certainly better off than our neighbors to the north.

This guide should help you before, during, and after the poor weather:



  • In Charleston, you can connect to 9-1-1 by calling, texting, or going online. You're asked to "CALL if you can, TEXT if you can't, CONNECT if you must at "
    • Only use 9-1-1 for actual emergencies:
  • Citizens can report damage using the Charleston County Damage Assessment website.
  • You can report power outages here:
    • SCE&G - Call 1-888-333-4465 or report online at
    • Berkeley Electric Cooperative: Call 1-888-253-4232 or report online at
    • Santee Cooper: Call 1-888-769-7688 or report online at
    • Edisto Electric Co-op: Call 1-800-433-3292
  • SCE&G: If the power goes out, turn off or disconnect any appliances, equipment, or electronics you were using when the power went out. When power comes back on, surges or spikes can damage equipment.
  • Do not touch downed or sparking power lines and keep everyone away. Report downed power lines by calling 1-888-333-4465.
  • You can keep up with Charleston road closures here
  • Remember - "Turn around, don't drown!" Don't drive through flood waters!
    • SCEMD: "Most Hurricane deaths are the result of drownings. Don't gamble with your life by walking or driving through flood waters."
  • If winds are strong enough, bridge travel may be discouraged. You can learn about Charleston County's High Wind Bridge Procedure here
  • If you need something during the storm, click here to see what's open.



  • You can view SCDOT's traffic cameras here
  • You can view The Windjammer's Beach Cams here
  • The Town of Mt. Pleasant is offering a webcam that is streaming live from Memorial Waterfront Park:

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