MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Berkeley County Government offices will be open and fully operational Tuesday, September 12. Berkeley County leaders made the decision Monday afternoon after assessing the initial damage caused by Tropical Storm Irma.
While leaders understand the storm caused some damage in the Tri-County area, they feel the County needs to provide services to citizens and visitors and begin the cleanup process. County crews will be out Tuesday assessing damage and helping citizens with storm recovery.
As the storm continues through Monday, County leaders continue to urge people in low-lying areas to seek shelter.
Please note the following information:
• Berkeley County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at OPCON level 2 and is closely monitoring the storm.
• There are currently no open shelters in Berkeley County.
• Berkeley County has distributed more than 57,000 sandbags through 22 different fire stations over the last four days.
Berkeley County closures:
• All Berkeley County Government offices will be closed through Monday, September 11.
• The County council meeting Monday, September 11 has been canceled.
• The Berkeley County landfill and convenience centers will be closed through Monday, September 11.
Citizen call center:
• The citizen call center is open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Citizens can call 843-719-4800 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 has set-up a Facebook page for residents to report damage in their area. Please utilize the Hurricane Irma Damage Assessment Facebook page to share pictures of damage at your location. When doing so, please include the address of the pictures you post.