Phone numbers to know when Hurricane Matthew strikes

courtesy of The Post & Courier http://www.postandcourier.com/20161005/161009688/phone-numbers-to-know-when-hurricane-matthew-strikes

Add these numbers to your phone contacts because they may come in handy when Hurricane Matthew drenches the Lowcountry. The S.C. Emergency Management Department recommends fully charging your cell phone and other mobile devices before the hurricane approaches and to limit non-essential calls. And remember, call 911 only for real emergencies.

County resources

Berkeley County Citizen’s Information Hotline: 843-719-4800

Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department: 843-719-4800, 843-719-4166 or 843-719-4047

Berkeley County Water and Sanitation: 843-572-4400

Charleston County Citizen’s Information Hotline: 843-746-3900

Charleston County Emergency Management Department: 843-746-3800

Charleston Water System: 843-727-6800

Dorchester County Citizen’s Information Hotline: 843-832-0393

Dorchester County Emergency Services Department: 843-832-0341

Dorchester County Water and Sewer Department: 843-832-0075 or 843-563-0075

Nonprofit organizations

American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter: 843-764-2323

Disabilities Resource Center (for mobility issues assistance): 843-225-5080

Power companies

Santee Cooper (to report a power outage): 1-888-769-7688

SCE&G (for downed and sparking power lines): 1-888-333-4465

SCE&G (for suspected gas leaks): 1-800-815-0083

SCE&G (to report a power outage): 1-888-333-4465

State agencies

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (for medical needs assistance): 843-953-0038

S.C. Department of Transportation (for evacuation traffic information): 888-877-9151.

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