Colleton County Fire-Rescue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 5 September 2019
Media Contact: Meagan Utsey, Public Information Officer
Phone Numbers: 843-782-0502
843-549-5632 (Emergency Operations Center)
In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster has issued an executive order, which lifts the evacuation orders for all residents in Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton Counties, effective at 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 5th.
Returning residents are encouraged to exercise patience and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways, or detours back to evacuated areas and are asked not to drive around barricades or use emergency lanes that are needed for first responders.
Please be cautious of emergency responders and utility crews working through the night.
While the weather conditions have improved in these counties, motorists should be cautious of fallen trees, downed power lines, and standing water in and around roadways. Limited power outages continue to affect the area, and returning citizens may experience outages.
Residents returning to Edisto Island/Beach, please note that power is out, but Town Water services have been turned on. There is no longer a curfew for the Town of Edisto Beach.
Colleton County Government offices, landfill and convenience sites, and City of Walterboro Government offices will be open tomorrow (Friday, September 6th).
The Colleton County School District will remain closed on Friday, September 6, 2019. All scheduled events have also been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
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