HANAHAN, S.C.–With South Carolina expected to feel the impacts of Hurricane Irma in the next few days, the City of Hanahan is preparing for the worst.
According to city leaders, Hanahan is being provided sand and bags by Berkeley County to assist those in need. Hanahan city employees will be on hand to assist with the filling and loading of bags and appreciate any volunteers from the community to assist with this effort.
Sandbags will be available beside the City Hall Gymnasium on Yeamans Hall Road at the following dates and times:
- Thursday, September 7th – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
- Friday, September 8th – 11:00am – 7:00pm
- Saturday, September 9th – 9:00am – 1:00pm
A valid ID must be presented showing residency. Bags are limited to up to 10 per household (outside of a flood zone) and up to 20 per household (inside a flood zone) while supplies last.
The city’s building and codes office is also reminding residents to make plans to secure all loose items that are stored outdoors (i.e. patio tables, chairs, garbage cans, etc.) so as to prevent those items from becoming airborne.
“In addition, if you have an ongoing construction project, please take measures to secure the structure all store all building materials inside,” city leaders stated.
City leaders have also established a Hurricane Citizen Information Line. Residents can dial (843) 268-4281 for specific questions regarding the storm, preparations, etc.
The City of Hanahan has also just pushed out a test call to all subscribers of its Emergency Alerting System. To subscribe for mobile alerts, please click here.