Important Hurricane Information

As you know, Hurricane Irma may impact our area within the next few days. We would like to remind you to take the following precautions:

  • Carnes Crossroads is in Evacuation Zones G and H. Check the evacuation maps for your specific location.
  • Be sure to check around the entire perimeter of your residence and secure or bring inside any exterior items such as trash cans, planters (both hanging and potted), garden hoses, wind chimes, yard art, furniture, grills, bird feeders, basketball hoops, sports goals & other play/recreational equipment and any other loose items that could damage your property or neighboring properties or become life threatening projectiles.
  • All builders and contractors have been asked to remove or secure their dumpsters with a cover and to remove or secure all port-o-lets and loose materials at their job sites. If you are having personal renovations or remodeling at your home, please remind your contractors/builders about these items.
  • In the event you lose electricity, notify Berkeley Electric Cooperative at (843) 761-8200 of power outages.
  • Make sure you have an adequate supply of canned goods, bottled water and batteries. If you do not have bottled water on hand, fill a bathtub or sink with fresh water.
  • In light of Hurricane Irma, the County is working to provide sandbags for Berkeley County citizens at local fire departments.The following locations are offering sandbags:
  1. Town of Moncks Corner Fire Department, 118 Carolina Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC
  2. Whitesville Fire Department, 115 Sunview Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC
  3. C & B Fire Department, 509 Royle Road, Ladson, SC
  4. Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department, 1201 Edward Dr, Moncks Corner, SC
  • To purchase sandbags, citizens should contact a local home hardware store.
  •  Additional hurricane preparedness information can be found at www.scemd.org and in the downloadable Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
  • Berkeley County has announced a citizen hotline for non-emergency Hurricane Irma-related questions. Call (843)719–4800.
  • The POA Field Operations Staff has already completed preparations for Hurricane Irma for all of our common areas, pools, boats landings and other amenities.
    • In order to ensure that the pools are safely secured, the entry doors will not be accessible until further notice. Please stay out of the pool areas for your safety.
  • Make necessary accommodations for pets.
  • Any tree on someone’s personal property is their responsibility to remove if fallen.
  • Monitor the weather conditions closely and be prepared to follow recommendations of state and local authorities.
  • Residents should review personal safety and hurricane preparedness plans, local evacuation zones and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes.

For the safety of our POA team, the POA office will be closed Monday, September 11th and possibly Tuesday, September 12th.  The office may close earlier depending on the track of the storm and recommendations of local and state authorities with regard to evacuations. Staff will return as soon as officials declare it is safe to return.

For downed power lines, tree limbs, trees or other large debris that you may encounter in the streets or roads, please call 911 to report them. 

For all other issues regarding POA maintained property, for example, pool, trails, parks, common areas, or ponds, please email reportaproblem@dicommunity.org. Any information you can send including address/location of the issue and a photo of the problem is appreciated.

Important Contacts:
Police & Fire 
City of Goose Creek (NON-EMERGENCY) – 843-572-4300
Fire Department
City of Goose Creek (NON-EMERGENCY) – 843-553-8350
*FOR POLICE OR FIRE EMERGENCIES ALWAYS DIAL 911
Phone, Cable & Internet Service
Home Telecom – 843-277-7307 or 843-761-9101
Electric & Gas
Berkeley Electric Cooperative – 843-553-5020
TO REPORT OUTAGE: 1-888-253-4232
Trash/Yard Debris
City of Goose Creek- 843-797-6220 
Water/Sewer
Water – City of Goose Creek – 843-797-6220
Sewer – Berkeley County Water & Sanitation – 843-572-4400
Curbside Recycling
Suburban Disposal/Republic Services – 843-873-4810
Berkeley County Services
Emergency Preparedness – 843-719-4166
Mosquito Abatement Program – 843-719-4646
Alligator or Wildlife
(DNR) – 843-953-9856 or (after hours or emergency) 1-800-922-5431

The state and local officials will determine protocol and timing of any post evacuation re-entry to our area.

Please stay informed by checking important media websites at the links below.
South Carolina Emergency Management Division:
http://www.scemd.org/
Berkeley County Emergency Management Division
http://gis.berkeleycountysc.gov/hurricane/
2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide
http://www.scemd.org/files/Public%20Information/Publications/Hurricane_Guide/2017/Hurricane%20guide%20for%20website.pdf
National Weather Service
http://www.weather.gov/
Berkeley Electric Cooperative
https://www.berkeleyelectric.coop/content/contact-us
City of Goose Creek
https://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/article/governor-recommends-evacuation-ahead-storm
Live 5 News 
http://www.live5news.com/weather
ABC News 4 
http://abcnews4.com/
Post & Courier 
http://www.postandcourier.com/