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Berkeley County’s Emergency Operation Center To Move To OPCON 2

From National Weather Service: Latest update shifts track a little further west. Significant impacts to our area still expected, especially SE GA. Evacuate if instructed!

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will move to OPCON 2 at 12:00 P.M. Friday, September 8, 2017.

Berkeley County leaders have been meeting and discussing preparations for any potential impacts Hurricane Irma could have on South Carolina. While the path of the storm is still uncertain, it poses threats to Berkeley County. The County is closely monitoring the storm and will be coordinating a response if necessary.

OPCON 2 means there are strong indications that an evacuation will be issued. At that time, the Emergency Management Department will be under “Full Activation.” Preparations will be made to open shelters on short notice.

Berkeley County opened a citizens’ information line 7 a.m. today. By calling 843-719-4800, residents will be able to get updated information from the County’s Emergency Preparedness Department.

Additionally, they can report issues that the County should be aware of, including impassable roads and downed trees. Berkeley County will continue to update its Facebook and Twitter pages as new information comes in.

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