Colleton County warns, ‘Don’t take Dorian lightly’

Colleton County warns, ‘Don’t take Dorian lightly’
Colleton County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief David Greene briefs reporters Monday on the county's preparation for Hurricane Dorian (Source: Colleton County Emergency Operations Center)

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCSC) - Colleton County emergency officials say the county’s Emergency Operations Center is fully staffed and ready to deal with impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland warned residents anything can happen with the storm.

“Please do not take this storm very lightly. It’s unpredictable,” he said.

Strickland said once people who did not evacuate begin feeling the effects of Dorian, everyone should stay home and off the roadways.

“You have to keep in mind if you choose to stay or do stay that you may have extended response if we can respond at all due to the safety and what our emergency vehicles are rated for.”

County sandbag operations will continue at Fire Rescue headquarters at 113 Mable T Willis Blvd. in Walterboro Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Residents will be responsible for filling their own sandbags.

Colleton County residents can get questions answered via the county’s Citizen Information Line at 843-549-5632.

Colleton County Evacuation Zones A, B fell under Gov. Henry McMaster’s mandatory evacuation order announced Sunday night. That order went into effect Monday at noon.

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