Charleston Count residents can call 911 from any phone, can text 911 from a wireless device, or go to 911helpme.com, but said that site should be a last resort.
Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey urged people who had not already evacuated not to attempt to do so once the water begins rising.
“Once the water starts rising and you have not left your home, do not try to leave on your own,” he said. “Do not get in an automobile on a road that is inundated with water, especially daytime or night but especially at nighttime.”
Summey said that during major flooding in October 2015, they had 30 car-in-water rescues in a six-hour period.
Citizen Information Lines continued to field questions from residents on evacuations, shelters and services:
- Charleston County: 843-746-3900
- Berkeley County: 843-719-4800
- Dorchester County: 843-832-0393
- City of Charleston: 843-724-7311
- City of North Charleston: 843-740-5883
- Folly Beach Info Line: 843-588-7006
Charleston and Berkeley Counties are under a hurricane warning and storm surge warning.
Dorchester County is currently under hurricane and storm surge watch.