Preparing for Hurricane Irma, Folly Beach will restrict access to non-residents on Sunday

Folly Beach (WCIV)

Folly Beach Public Safety announced Wednesday it will begin restricting access to the coastal community Sunday in anticipation of possible effects from Hurricane Irma.

Restricted access will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, city officials say. People will need to bring two forms of identification showing they own property or live on Folly Beach to be allowed on the island.

Property managers, realtors, and brokers will need to show proof of their state license and City of Folly Beach business license to get onto the island.

Employees of local businesses to get into the city will need to show their numbered reentry pass issued by the city, as well as employee credentials.

Contractors with a Folly Beach business license will be permitted to enter the city prior to the storm, and in a later phase of reentry after the storm.

The city has moved to OPCON 4 with emergency conditions possible if Hurricane Irma’s winds, rain and storm surge reach South Carolina.

Folly Beach officials will have sand for sandbags available at the Folly Beach boat landing Thursday after 5 p.m. Residents will have to fill their own bags, but can pick up bags from Public Safety at 106 W. Cooper Street.

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