Edisto Beach statement: Property owners can begin returning at 2 p.m. today | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 12, 2017 1:34 pm
The Town of Edisto Beach is pleased to announce that as of 2 p.m. today we will begin limited access to the beach for these groups.
2 people for each business
And 2 people for each property management agency.
Bring your identification and proof of residence, business or property management affiliation.
We ask that these people only bring one vehicle per residence, business or property management agency as we work to return to normal life. Please evaluate your property today and schedule any repairs or contractor visits no earlier than tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 13, beginning at 8 am.
Additionally, the curfew for the beach will be rescinded until the curfew is reestablished at 8 p.m. this evening until 7 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 13. 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. These preparations include:
Bring water and non-perishable food for several days until our grocery services can be opened. A major water leak 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. We are repairing and bringing on line the pump stations and the wells.
Golf carts must be unplugged immediately and moved from under the house. Fire is a danger following any disaster, so be also please do not plug in any compromised electrical device.
We still have standing water in many places, as well as some sand on Palmetto. 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 pickup tomorrow.
The Red Cross will have cleaning supplies and water at Bay Creek Park.