County Under Tropical Storm Warning
Berkeley County is under a Tropical Storm Warning as Tropical Storm Nicole approaches the Eastern Coast of Florida. Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds (39 mph and greater) are expected somewhere within our area within the next 36 hours.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, the National Weather Service showed Nicole had sustained maximum winds of 70 mph and was moving West at 12 mph. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall on the Florida coast.
Berkeley County Emergency Management officials and leaders are closely monitoring the storm and have been meeting and discussing preparations for any potential impacts to our area. While Nicole’s direct path remains uncertain, it’s likely to cause a wind and rain event for Berkeley County, starting late Thursday into Friday. Expected rainfall is 2-3 inches. Isolated tornadoes are also possible Thursday into Friday.
The County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) currently remains at OPCON 3 (normal operating conditions), with no activation at this time. Learn more about to build an emergency kit ahead of the storm HERE.
County offices and buildings will be OPEN on Thursday, November 10. The following facilities will be CLOSED on Friday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday: County Government offices, the Courthouse and Berkeley Animal Center. Landfill & Convenience Centers will remain open on Friday.
POWER OUTAGES: Do not call 911 for power outages. Please report outages to the appropriate provider below:
- Berkeley Electric: 1-888-253-4232
- Santee Cooper: 1-888-769-7688
- Dominion Energy: 1-888-333-4465
- Edisto Electric: 1-800-433-3292
STORM DAMAGE: Please report any storm damage HERE.