Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at noon

PRESS RELEASE:

The Town of Edisto Beach is pleased to announce that as of 2:00 p.m. today we will begin limited access to the beach for these  groups:

Property Owners

Two people for each business

Two people for each property management agency.

Bring your identification and proof of residence, business or property management affiliation.

We ask that these people only bring 1 vehicle per residence, business or property management agency as we work to return to normal life.  Please evaluate your property today and schedule any repairs or contractor visits no earlier than tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  Should conditions dictate any future curfew it will be announced.

It is advisable that you plan to arrive on the beach prior to nightfall due to the difficulty of identifying hazardous obstacles and the establishment of the curfew this evening.  Current conditions will require some preparation and planning for reentry.  These preparations include:  Bring water and non-perishable food for several days until our grocery services can be opened.  A major water leak will require that the water be shut off for several hours this afternoon for repairs.  This will be followed by a boil water advisory.  Conserve water and septic/sewer use.  Restrict flushing unless absolutely necessary.  We are repairing and bringing on line the pump stations and wells.  Golf carts must be unplugged immediately and moved from under the house.  Fire is a danger following any disaster so also please do not plug up any  electrical device that may have been compromised.  We still have standing water in many places as well as some sand on Palmetto Boulevard.  You may have to park in a dry area and walk to your residence.  Signs will be posted for areas that are closed.  Do not enter standing water as it contains hazards.  Bring protective clothing including boots, gloves, insect repellent, long sleeved shirts and pants.

Accessible areas will have garbage pick-up tomorrow.  The Red Cross will have cleaning supplies and water at Bay Creek Park.

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:07:00 PM