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Dorchester County Transitions to OPCON 2 Closely Monitoring Hurricane Isaias

Post Date:08/01/2020 10:26 AM

The Dorchester County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) transitioned to Operating Condition (OPCON) 2 at 8:00 AM today, Saturday, August 1 closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias. 

OPCON 2 means Logistics, Mass Care, Transportation and Public Information Emergency Support Functions (ESF) have been activated and are making preparation for possible impacts to Dorchester County. Public Safety, Public Works and Water & Sewer crews have begun pre-storm preparations. All other emergency support functions are on stand-by.  

County officials and staff continue to participate in daily conference calls to remain up to date on the storm’s path and potential impacts. While the path of Isaias remains uncertain, residents are encouraged to review their hurricane preparedness and evacuation plans.

Dorchester County Council Chairman, George Bailey said “I have full confidence in the Dorchester County Emergency Operations Team that works collectively with our state and regional partners to plan, prepare and respond to any impacts Hurricane Isaias may have on Dorchester County and the Lowcountry.” Bailey added “I urge all residents to prepare now.”

Residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive emergency updates and follow Dorchester County Government on Facebook and Twitter.