City of North Charleston declares OPCON 1

City of North Charleston declares OPCON 1

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The City of North Charleston says they are have elevated their conditions to OpCon 1, the highest operational condition of readiness and response to potentially dangerous flooding in the area.

North Charleston's Municipal Emergency Operations Center moved to OpCon 1 at 4 p.m.

"OpCon 1 means a disaster or emergency situation is in effect," North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said in a statement.

The following shelters are available in North Charleston for people displaced by flood waters:

  • The North Charleston United Methodist Church, located at 1225 E Montague Ave in North Charleston is open (American Red Cross shelter). If you have questions about this shelter, you may call (843) 764-2323, ext. 365.
  • Grace on the Ashley Baptist Church, located at 2014 Bees Ferry Rd in Charleston (American Red Cross Shelter).
  • Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Al Cannon Detention Center Work Camp building is open as a shelter, operated by the Sheriff’s Office. The work camp is located at the corner of Bridge View Drive and Leeds Avenue in North Charleston.

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