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Colleton County Government Operations, Colleton County School District & Edisto Beach Reentry

For Immediate Release

PSA #7
Released on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Contact Information
Meagan Utsey, Administrative Services Director
Colleton County Government
The Colleton County Solid Waste department has reopened the landfill, as well as the Green Pond
Convenience Site and the Beltline Convenience Site.
All other County government offices will resume normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday,
September 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM.
Colleton County School District
The Colleton County School District will have a two-hour delayed start tomorrow, Wednesday,
September 13, 2017. For more information, please visit www.colletonsd.org.
Town of Edisto Beach
The Town of Edisto Beach has announced that as of 2:00 PM today they will begin limited access to
the beach for these groups:
 Property Owners
 Two people for each business
 Two people for each property management agency.
Bring your identification and proof of residence, business or property management affiliation.
The Town has asked that these individuals only bring one (1) vehicle per residence, business or
property management agency. Please evaluate your property today and schedule any repairs or
contractor visits no earlier than tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Should conditions
dictate any future curfew, it will be announced.
It is advisable that you plan to arrive on the beach prior to nightfall due to the difficulty of
identifying hazardous obstacles and the establishment of the curfew this evening. Current
conditions will require some preparation and planning for reentry. Bring water and non-perishable
food for several days until our grocery services can be opened. There has been a major water leak,
which will require that the water be shut off for several hours this afternoon for repairs. This will be
followed by a boil water advisory. Conserve water and septic/sewer use. Restrict flushing unless
absolutely necessary. The Town is repairing and bringing the pump stations and wells on line. Golf
carts must be unplugged immediately and moved from under houses. Fire is a danger following any
disaster so also please do not plug in any electrical device that may have been compromised. The
Town still has standing water in many places as well as some sand on Palmetto Boulevard. You may
have to park in a dry area and walk to your residence. Signs will be posted for areas that are closed.
Do not enter standing water as it contains hazards. Bring protective clothing including boots,
gloves, insect repellent, long sleeved shirts and pants.
Accessible areas will have garbage pick-up tomorrow. The Red Cross will have cleaning supplies
and water at Bay Creek Park.
For more information regarding the Town of Edisto Beach, please visit
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Colleton
County EOC at (843)549-5632.