Release #5

NEWS RELEASE #5A

Date: October 05, 2015

Time: 2:00 a.m.

The Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency moved to OPCON 2 @ 2:00 p.m. (FULL ALERT & PREPARATION). Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency officials recommend the voluntary evacuation of all residents within a quarter mile radius of the Colleton County side of the Edisto River. The Edisto River at Givhans Ferry is currently in flood stage at 11.68 . Road closures in Colleton County are Sudbury Rd., Ruffin Rd., Ivanhoe Rd., Backfield off of Ritter Road.  Jericho United Methodist Church at 1901 Pierce Road, Cottageville; is opened as a shelter.  Pets are not permitted.

 

For more information contact Colleton County Emergency Preparedness at 843-549-5632.

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NEWS RELEASE #5

Date: October 05, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Colleton County Emergency Management officials recommend the voluntary evacuation of all locations within a quarter mile of the banks of the Colleton County side of the Edisto River. This voluntary evacuation recommendation is based on information received from the National Weather Service advanced hydrologic prediction service which predicts the Edisto River to be at 15.5 feet by Friday October 9, 1015. The Edisto River at Givhans Ferry is currently in flood stage at 11.91 feet. The public should seek shelter with friends or family outside of the quarter mile evacuation zone. Colleton County will open Jericho Church as an American Red Cross shelter later this afternoon. Pets are not permitted in American Red Cross shelters.

 

For more information contact Colleton County Emergency Preparedness at 843-549-5632.

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