Officials: Folly Beach trash will not be collected on Thursday

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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Hurricane Michael is projected to make landfall as a hurricane on Wednesday in the Florida panhandle.  It will move northeast towards South Carolina and Georgia as a tropical storm.  

The wind and rain impacts are expected in our area Wednesday night through Thursday.  Anticipated storm impacts include 25-30mph winds, 2-3” rain, and elevated risk of rip currents and tornadoes in our area.  

Folly Beach will move to OPCON 4, which increased level of preparedness, according to officials. 
 
Citizen Information

  • No trash collection Thursday.  Please secure green and blue roll carts and debris – there will be no collection this week.  
  • City Hall will operate normal hours.    
  • There is a high likelihood of power outages due to winds and rain.  To report a power outage or check the status in our area, please visit: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages.   
  • Latest information regarding Hurricane Michael from the National Hurricane Center.
  • Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Charleston County
  • Winds of 25-30mph; gusts 40-50mph
  • Tornado threat (heightened by speed of the storm and our location NE of the storm)  
  • Two-three inches of rain
  • Elevated risk of rip currents  
  • Flooding safety tips from Ready.gov:
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through floodwaters. Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can seep your vehicle away.
  • There could be snakes or other animals in floodwaters. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or you are standing in water. If it is safe, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.
  • Avoid wading in floodwater. The water can contain dangerous debris, and be contaminated. 

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