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Citizens and Businesses Urged to Report Structural Damage

Post Date:09/11/2017 9:00 PM

Dorchester County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at Operating Condition (OPCON) 1.

County residents and business owners can begin reporting structural damage via the damage reporting form on the Dorchester County website. Receiving this information will greatly assist the County with damage assessments and reporting to expedite reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Road Closures

37 Roads remain closed in Dorchester County. A full list of road closures is available at

Residents are encouraged to stay off the roadways this evening as flooding on the roadways is tremendously hard to see at night.



DuBose Middle School, located at 1005 DuBose School Road, Summerville will remain open, overnight, as a pet-friendly shelter.

Residents evacuating to the shelter should pack minimally, bringing only the essentials i.e. bedding (blankets or sleeping bag, pillows, air mattresses or cots) personal hygiene products, a form of identification, all medications, important documents and a change of clothes, food and water for 3-4 days.

The Shelter will only accept crated, small, domesticated animals. At least one family member must remain at the shelter, with the pet, at all times.


Power Outages

Currently 5,325 customers remain without power in Dorchester County.

SCE&G: 4,314

Edisto Electric: 90

Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 921


Citizens Call Center

The Citizens Call Center is open. Staff is standing by to answer citizens’ questions at (843) 832-0393 and/or (843) 563-0393.