Charleston, Berkeley emergency ops centers shut down in Hermine aftermath

VIDEO: Charleston Co. Emergency Operations Center shutting down after Hermine

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston and Berkeley County officials closed their emergency operations centers for the night as Hermine passed through the Lowcountry.

Charleston County Emergency Management Director Cathy Haynes said they would close their Emergency Operations Center at 5:30 p.m. Berkeley County spokesman Michael Mulé said the Berkeley County Emergency Operations Center would close at 6 p.m. along with its Citizens Advisory Hotline.

Charleston County Emergency Management Director Cathy Haynes said she believes the county dodged a bullet with Hermine.

"We've gotten very few reports of any problems, maybe a limb here, a limb there, you know, that kind of stuff, but we haven't gotten a lot of damage reports," Haynes said.

Haynes said the volume of calls had slowed down by Friday afternoon to the point that officials were shutting down their Citizen Information Line.

Haynes said her department would continue to monitor the storm and any effects in the county into the evening.

Mulé said Berkeley County's Emergency Operations Center would reopen Saturday at 8 a.m. Citizens with an emergency should call 911, he said.

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