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Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready

June 6, 2017

Dear Dewees Island Property Owners,

I am hopeful we will have a peaceful season this year, but we must always be prepared as we enter the hurricane season.

Each year, Dewees Island POA Inc. and Dewees Utility Corporation update their Disaster Preparedness Plan for the hurricane season. It is very important for you to review the plan and develop your own hurricane preparation and readiness plan. The Dewees Plan reflects the Storm Alert levels of Charleston County. The County will be handling hurricane emergencies more cautiously than they did in the past. Dewees will need to evacuate early to allow time for us to synchronize with the Emergency Plans of the County. It is important for you to familiarize yourself with the County‚Äôs evacuation routes and plan accordingly.

In the case of a hurricane we will fly a hurricane flag at the Landings Building to notify you that we are at the OPCON 3, alert level. We will use our emergency telephone system and email notifications to alert residents and guests on the Island.

We will contact the email addresses from the Dewees Island POA website Owner Address Book, so please make sure you have ALL current contact information noted in the Address Book. If you need to update your contact information with the POA, please contact Catherine at catherine@deweesislandsc.com

When Charleston County is at alert level OPCON 4, you will need to immediately prepare and secure homes and property for a hurricane. To protect your property from a potential hurricane, arrange for someone now to help if you are unable to attend to your home during hurricane season.

Register now for IOP re-entry passes. Passes are available at IOP City Hall, 30 J.C. Long Boulevard, Isle of Palms SC, 29451, 843-886-6522, throughout the year. Decals will NOT be issued within eighteen (18) hours of landfall. You must get new decals every five (5) years. Previous decals will be void.

Again, please be sure to take the time to review the Disaster Preparedness Plan with your family members.


Kim Knight

General Manager
Dewees Island POA

Dewees Utility Corporation