Officials in the Charleston area said it could take weeks for all Ian-related damage assessments to be completed.
Crew members are also moving through neighborhoods, knocking on doors, and looking for badly damaged areas, but expect residents to take the initiative to report damage to their respective municipalities.
Some municipalities, including the city of Charleston, are turning their attention to debris collection. We will stop collecting oversized garbage for two weeks. This includes household appliances, construction debris, and similar items.
Hurricane Ian left a lot of vegetation debris in some areas. As such, city officials will focus on collecting these items in addition to the residential trash that will be collected starting October 3rd.
By the morning of October 2, the municipality had cleared much of the remaining debris, reopened the pump station, and resumed normal operations.
In Charleston, all roads that were closed due to storm-related issues have reopened and traffic lights have been restored.
Charleston officials said street sweeping efforts will continue daily until all remaining mud is removed from flooded roads and sidewalks. Crew members there and in nearby North Charleston continue to investigate the windshield and are asking residents to report additional damage.
Only minor damage to structures and a few fallen trees have been reported at Folly Beach. According to Eric Lutz, the city’s head of buildings, facilities and public works, Ian’s main impact was flooding on streets and private property.
“We will continue to assess reports of sand loss and damage, but overall, groundwater, flooding and coastal erosion were mostly major problems,” Lutz said.
Below is a list of guidelines for garbage collection and damage reporting to municipalities in response this weekend.
Storm damage can be reported on the county website at berkeleycountysc.gov. If you don’t have internet access, you can leave a message on the phone number 843-719-4800. Only non-emergency calls will be accepted until the morning of October 3rd.
Berkeley County landfills and convenience centers reopened on October 1st.
The county continues to assess the damage. Residents can call her at 800-451-1954 to report damage to their home or property.
Most of the roads are clear, but you should be careful while driving. Limbs and trees may still be down in some areas.
city of charleston
Residents should report damage online at www.charleston-sc.gov/report-damage or call 843-724-7311. Hundreds of reports were submitted online.
Residential garbage collection will resume on normal schedule on October 3rd, but bulk garbage collection will be suspended until October 17th. Garbage not collected at Johns Island on September 30th he will be collected on October 3rd.
When placed on a curb to pick up debris, it should be sorted based on the CAT category.
- C – Construction waste (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture)
- A – Appliances (refrigerators, washer/dryers, freezers, air conditioners, stoves)
- T-trees and vegetation (tree branches, leaves, logs)
A corporate disaster recovery checklist can be found on the city’s website and other resources.
Major roads in Dorchester County have reopened after being blocked by floods and fallen trees. The county has assessed the damage and asked residents whose homes were damaged to report it at dorchestercountysc.gov, spokeswoman Michelle Mills said.
Most county convenience sites reopened on October 1.
Residents should contact the Garbage Service for food waste collection or bring it to a convenient county location.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Management requires coastal residents to report damage to beachfront structures, including breakwaters, seawalls, and sand dune pedestrians, through MyCoast: South Carolina. This is an online portal used by the agency to collect and analyze photos and data on coastal events.
The submitted reports will help DHEC efficiently analyze post-storm beach conditions and facilitate recovery activities, including permitting and other regulatory decisions.
Non-coastal structural damage can be reported through the SC Emergency Management Department’s mobile app, SC Emergency Manager.
Garbage and debris collection is running on a regular schedule. Tree branches that are 4 feet or less can be stacked adjacent to the land that produced them.
Garbage collection will resume on October 3rd.
City officials are conducting windshield surveys to assess damage throughout the area. But it’s hard to check everything, so North Charleston officials are asking residents to do an online self-assessment by visiting northcharleston.org/damage.
Kiawah Island Town
Residents can expect the yard debris to be collected on October 6th. For information on the town’s solid waste calendar, visit kiawahisland.org/services/garbage-collection/.
Property damage should be reported to Kiawah Island Buildings Officer, Bruce Spicher (email@example.com).