FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Beach officials are urging residents to follow the evacuation order.
The City was giving out sandbags Monday morning, but with the announcement of a mandatory evacuation, concerns shifted to getting everyone out safely.
Beginning at 8 Wednesday morning, access to Folly Beach is going to be restricted. Only property owners and the like will be able to get in and you’ll need two forms of identification showing proof of residency or ownership.
City Hall will close on Tuesday at noon and reduce to only essential personnel.
Officials will open a citizen information line, but they’re hoping if you call it, it’s from outside of the city.
“The best thing I can say is just leave, it’s not worth it. It’s not worth one life to stay here. Once the winds get to a certain point and the storm gets bad enough, you’re on your own because we’re not going to put people in harms way to come get you,” said Mayor Tim Goodwin.
City officials say they’ll use social media to provide updates.