Hurricane Dorian Update: 9/4/19

Last update: 9/4/19 at 4:10 pm

It's time to batten down the hatches. We should start feeling the effects of Hurricane Dorian this afternoon, and time is running out on your ability to evacuate.

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



  • 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
    • Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch (for non-emergency concerns): 843-743-7200
  • Helpful Phone Numbers
  • South Carolina DOT Road Closures
  • City of Charleston Real Time Road Closures
  • 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.

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