Charleston County, IOP move to OPCON 4
As a possible tropical cyclone churned in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast Monday, officials in some towns and counties took action.
Charleston County and Isle of Palms each moved to OPCON 4, meaning the emergency response teams in those areas are at the ready should an emergency or disaster situation arise.
In Charleston County, officials say they heave been in conference calls with state leaders and other local agencies. The goal by establishing communication is to remain up-to-date on any potential impacts from the storm.
The photo above was pulled from our Edisto Beach camera just before 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service reports wind gusts between 30-35 mph are possible. Sustained winds will be 15-25 mph. Heavy rain is a possibility later today with coastal flooding possible at high tide. There's a high rip current risk for much of the coast of the Southeastern United States.
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) was also making preparations Monday in anticipation for a possible tropical storm system Monday night. A release from the SCDOT stated half of the maintenance forces in Horry County and Georgetown County would be ready to clear trees and debris off roads as needed.
SCDOT reported crews in Charleston and Berkeley counties are also keeping an eye on flood-prone areas.
If sustained winds reach 25 mph, moveable bridges be locked down in a position for vehicular traffic only, SCDOT reported.