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  • Hurricane Tracking Map

    Hurricane Tracking Map

    Thursday, May 23 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:54:58 GMT
    Click the link below to download a printable Hurricane Tracking Map.2013 Hurricane Tracking Map
    Printable hurricane tracking map.
  • Coastal evacuation routes

    Coastal evacuation routes

    Thursday, February 21 2013 11:24 AM EST2013-02-21 16:24:18 GMT
    Coastal Evacuation Routes & Reversal Plans (courtesy SCDOT) If you are interested in a particular region of the state and do not want to download the entire evacuation map,
    Coastal evacuation routes.
  • General Hurricane Information

    General Hurricane Information

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:33 PM EST2013-02-20 21:33:18 GMT
    WHAT MAKES UP A HURRICANE? The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist
    General information about hurricanes.
  • Preparation for a storm

    Preparation for a storm

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:32 PM EST2013-02-20 21:32:05 GMT
    The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation). One of the most important decisions
    The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation).
  • Storm Prep: Protecting yourself

    Storm Prep: Protecting yourself

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-02-20 21:30:55 GMT
    During the Storm: • Stay indoors, away from windows, Skylights and glass doors, until the storm has officially passed. Be Careful; it might appear the storm is over, but you may actually be in the
    Storm preparation tips before, during and after a storm.
  • Hurricane shelter list

    Hurricane shelter list

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:29 PM EST2013-02-20 21:29:16 GMT
    If you relocate to a shelter, make sure to bring blankets and pillows, some food for the first day and any necessary medications and sanitary supplies. It is highly recommended that you bring your Emergency
    If you relocate to a shelter, make sure to bring blankets and pillows, some food for the first day and any necessary medications and sanitary supplies.
  • Storm Prep: Marine safety

    Storm Prep: Marine safety

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:27 PM EST2013-02-20 21:27:06 GMT
    Hurricanes have been the cause of many maritime disasters and unfortunately, there is no single rule of thumb that can be used by mariners to ensure safe separation from a hurricane at sea. Instead,
    Hurricanes have been the cause of many maritime disasters and unfortunately, there is no single rule of thumb that can be used by mariners to ensure safe separation from a hurricane at sea.
  • Important phone numbers

    Important phone numbers

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:24 PM EST2013-02-20 21:24:18 GMT
    BERKELEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: (843) 719-4412 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: (843) 719-4166 BUILDING DEPARTMENT: (843) 719-4292 BUILDING PERMITS: (843) 719-4292 CHARLESTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: (843) 202-1700 EMERGENCY
    Important phone numbers.
  • Correctional officer back to work after being punched by inmate

    Correctional officer back to work after being punched by inmate

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:58 GMT
    Right before incident involving inmate and officerRight before incident involving inmate and officer
    A Berkeley County corrections officer is back to work after being punched in the face by an inmate. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says this incident happened on March 28th. Another corrections officer was injured in the incident, involving inmate Benjamin Dubois. According to the police report, the detention officer was moving Dubois to another cell, because they say he kept covering the camera in his cell as well as kicking the door According to the police report,Dubois had a medic...
    A Berkeley County corrections officer is back to work after being punched in the face by an inmate. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says this incident happened on March 28th. Another corrections officer was injured in the incident, involving inmate Benjamin Dubois. According to the police report, the detention officer was moving Dubois to another cell, because they say he kept covering the camera in his cell as well as kicking the door According to the police report,Dubois had a medic...
  • Surveillance images released in Summerville bank robbery

    Surveillance images released in Summerville bank robbery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:03:33 GMT
    Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspectPolice are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m. a white male robbed the BBT bank at 10105 Dorchester Road in Summerville.
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m. a white male robbed the BBT bank at 10105 Dorchester Road in Summerville.
  • Police arrest suspect in Ridgeville, recover stolen vehicles

    Police arrest suspect in Ridgeville, recover stolen vehicles

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:47:57 GMT
    Samuel Daniel Cooper IIISamuel Daniel Cooper III
    A joint investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Summerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.
    A joint investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Summerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.
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