City of Charleston Hurricane Michael October 11 Update
As weather conditions return to normal, the city of Charleston has closed the Municipal Emergency Operations Center and returned to OPCON 5. The Public Safety Operations Center remains open. Emergency crews are standing by to respond to calls as necessary.
City offices and recreation programs and facilities will open as normal tomorrow, Friday, October 12.
Traffic and transportation officials are out repairing traffic lights. Citizens who observe a traffic light that is out or flashing should report it to the City of Charleston Citizen Services Desk at 843-724-7311.
Public service crews are out performing emergency management duties including inspecting and clearing outfalls and ditches to ensure water is moving freely.
Street sweeping crews are beginning to clear the streets of debris today and will continue sweeping tomorrow. Crews will also be out this afternoon to collect storm debris throughout West Ashley, James Island and the peninsula.
Regular garbage and trash collection will resume tomorrow on a one-day delay, with Thursday routes collected tomorrow and Friday routes on Saturday.
At this time, six trees have been reported down in the city. Parks department crews have cleared four and are working to clear the other two. All of the city’s waterfront facilities have been inspected, with no major damage reported. Crews continue to inspect all city parks and are clearing small debris, as necessary.
Citizens who parked their cars in one of the three garages opened for free through the storm are reminded to remove their vehicle by 8 a.m. Friday.
Citizens with questions should call the Citizen Services Desk at 843-724-7311.