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Dorchester County Emergency Operations Center Will Move to OPCON 4 at 12:00 PM

Post Date:10/09/2018 11:20 AM

The Dorchester County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will move to Operating Condition (OPCON) 4 at 12:00 PM, today, Tuesday, October 9th, closely monitoring Hurricane Michael.

OPCON 4 means the Emergency Management Department (EMD) is closely monitoring the situation and has opened lines of communication with emergency support agencies and all essential EOC personnel are now on stand-by.  

Residents are encouraged to review their hurricane preparedness plan.

Public Safety, Public Works and the Dorchester County Water & Sewer Department are conducting pre-storm evaluations of equipment and systems. Crews are preparing for a possible response to localized flooding and downed trees as a result of tropical storm conditions that are anticipated to impact the area beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10th through Thursday, October 11th.