August 31st, 12 PM Update: Tropical Storm Idalia
Daniel Island fared well considering the significant storm surge throughout the Lowcountry from Tropical Storm Idalia.
The POA’s Field Operations Team and Landscaping team with the Greenery are working to clean up common areas around the island. Property owners should start cleaning up the debris in their yards and in front of their houses.
Downed or damaged City street trees, which are located between the curb and sidewalk that are non-emergent, or flooding, should be reported to the City of Charleston Citizens Services Desk at (843) 724-7311 or online HERE.
For all issues regarding POA-maintained property, for example, boat landings, pools, trails, parks (excluding City Owned Parks – Governors, Fallen Oak, Freedom, or Etiwan), common areas, or ponds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information you can send, including the address/location of the issue and a photo of the problem, is appreciated. If your email is not working, please call David Perry, Field Operations Manager at (843) 847-9610.
DICA Pool Update:
- All three DICA pools (Pierce, Scott, and Edgefield), did not experience any damage during the storm. Our contractor Sweetwater Pools and the Field Operations Team cleaned up the debris this morning and the pools will all reopen at 12 PM today, Thursday, August 31st.
- The Thursday night Guitar Series tonight Thursday, August 31st, was canceled pre-storm for planning and safety purposes and will remain canceled for this week. It will return next Thursday, September 7th.
- The Food Truck Friday scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, September 1st will take place as scheduled. This is the last one for the year so be sure to show your support! More information can be found HERE.
Thank you for your patience as we work to bring Daniel Island to its pre-storm condition.
August 29th, 12 PM Update:
As you may be aware, Hurricane Idalia is forecasted to impact the Lowcountry as a Tropical Storm later this week. It is anticipated that Charleston will begin to see impacts on Wednesday, August 30th, and into the morning of Thursday, August 31st. Local impacts may include heavy rain, tropical storm-force winds, flooding in some areas, and potential power outages.
Residents and property owners should continue to monitor the storm via local news outlets and make sure they are prepared for when the storm makes landfall in the Lowcountry.
We have also included some helpful storm information for you below.
Resident Safety Information
- Double Check Your Emergency Kit: Prepare an emergency kit with non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, a first-aid kit, and important documents.
- Clear Gutters and Drains: Make sure to clear your gutters and storm drains of debris to prevent water accumulation and reduce the risk of flooding around your home.
- Secure Outdoor Items: Store or secure outdoor furniture, garden tools, and toys. High winds can turn these objects into dangerous projectiles.
- Stay Informed: Monitor local weather forecasts and stay informed about the developments of the storm. Be sure to have several ways to get emergency information.
- The POA Field Operations Staff has already begun preparations for Hurricane Idalia at all of our common areas, pools, boat landings, and other amenities.
- The three DICA Pools will close at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30th, and will remain closed until a post-storm inspection and proper clean-up can be conducted.
- The Beresford Creek and Ralston Creek Boat Landings will remain open at this time.
- The POA Office will be closed on Wednesday, August 30th, and reopen at 10 AM on Thursday, August 31st. All staff members will be available via email during the office closure.
- Sandbags: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, the city will have a limited supply of free sand and bags available for residents to build their own sandbags. Residents should bring their own shovels for assembly. Staff will be on-site to provide assistance, as needed.
- The self-serve pick-up locations are:
- Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Gardens Boulevard
- James Island Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Road
- Hampton Park (parking lot near the baseball field), 30 Mary Murray Drive
- The self-serve pick-up locations are:
Important Informational Websites
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/
- Berkeley County Emergency Management Division http://gis.berkeleycountysc.gov/hurricane/
- National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov/
- SCDOT 511 (bridge closures, road conditions, and traffic) https://www.scdot.org/travel/travel-road.aspx (also available as a Mobile App)
- All builders and contractors have been asked to secure their dumpsters with a cover and to secure all port-o-lets and loose materials at job sites. If you are having personal renovations or remodeling at your home, please remind your contractors/builders about these items.
- In the event you lose electricity, notify Dominion Energy of power outages HERE.
- For downed power lines, tree limbs, trees, or other large debris that you may encounter in the streets or roads, please call 911 to report them.
- Downed or damaged City street trees, which are located between the curb and sidewalk that are non-emergent, or flooding, should be reported to the City of Charleston Citizens Services Desk at (843) 724-7311 or online HERE.
For all other issues regarding POA-maintained property, for example, boat landings, pools, trails, parks (excluding City Owned Parks – Governors, Fallen Oak, Freedom, or Etiwan), common areas, or ponds, please email email@example.com. Any information you can send, including the address/location of the issue and a photo of the problem, is appreciated. If your email is not working, please call David Perry, Field Operations Manager at (843) 847-9610.