Isle of Palms storm preparations continue; access not restricted

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ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Isle of Palms officials say there’s been a little bit of confusion about access to the island.

Access to IOP has not been restricted yet, however officials are urging residents to follow evacuation orders.

In the meantime, city officials continue to meet.

What we’re doing is making sure we’re prepared for a storm or any storm events,” said Mayor Jimmy Carroll.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were no plans to restrict access to the island. That could change in the future. Like many things, it just depends on whether or not Florence brings a large amount of damage to the city with her.

“If that time happens, the island would be restricted. Police and fire department would come out and assess the damage. But right now, the island is coming and going like we usually do,” Carroll said.

While they wait for the storm to roll in, the City plans to continue watching the storm, discussing plans, and making sure residents stay as safe as possible.

“We are constantly monitoring the storm, we’re having meetings every so many hours, we’re meeting again tomorrow morning. Police, fire public works, recreation, city hall staff, we have a tri-county conference call at that time. We listen to the governor’s reports, every report that comes out there,” Carroll said.

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