The Head Start program asked Hanahan Police and Fire to come to their Public Safety Day and Fishburne Elementary School. Children ages 3-5 received from first-hand knowledge on how a fire truck works, what a police dog can do and how all of the lights and sirens work. It was a great day for not only the children, but for the City of Hanahan Employees that got to attend.
Foster Creek Road at Juliet Drive is closed until further notice due to a water main break that has washed away portions of the roadway.
Hanahan Police Department, South Carolina Department of Transportation, Berkeley County Roads and Bridges and Charleston Water Systems are on scene working to get the repair completed.
We do not yet have an estimated time of completion although it’s expected to last majority of the day.
Update #1: 4/11/2018 @ 6am – The roadway is opened to through traffic.
April 2, 2018
Dear Fellow City of Hanahan Residents:
As your Mayor, I have deep concerns for your safety and well-being. I hear and share your concerns about flooding and disaster-related losses in our community. In the couple of years our residents have experienced severe losses associated with hurricanes Matthew and Irma and other flooding events. Consequently, we at the City of Hanahan have been taking steps to help all of us reduce losses associated with flood events and to obtain discounts in flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. We will be providing information to you, our residents, throughout the year, as to steps you and your family should take to reduce the potential for flood and other hazard event-related losses and in the event of emergencies. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CityOfHanahan/ for instant access to information on hazard preparations, emergency procedures, and environmental protection. We have a reverse 911 system that will call you on your landline, if you have one, with emergency instructions when applicable. Please also register your e-mail address and/or cell phone number at https://cityofhanahan.com/subscribe/ for our emergency alert system, if you have not already done so, to receive important information from us to help you protect your family and property and to save money on your flood insurance.
There are several steps I urge you to take immediately to help you be better prepared for all types of disasters. First, determine if your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) by contacting your local government City of Hanahan Building and Codes Department at 843-576-5259 or on line at http://msc.fema.gov.
Also, purchase or maintain flood insurance regardless of your flood zone, as flooding can occur anywhere. Your homeowners’ policy most likely does not cover flood losses, but flood insurance is available in Hanahan through your property insurance agent. Contact your insurance agent today if you do not have flood insurance, as there is typically a 30-day waiting period for flood insurance to take effect, and we could have another flood event any time, and you will not be covered if you do not have flood insurance!
Obtain permits before you build. Permits are required even when the property owner does his/her own work regardless of the monetary amount. Please comply with our community’s building code and floodplain ordinance to reduce future flood losses and protect yourselves from unintended consequences. Please contact our Building and Codes Department (843)576-5259, if you have any questions about permit or code requirements, or need a site visit to provide technical assistance with a flooding problem. This office also maintains flood elevation certificates on properties in Hanahan for review by interested parties. We have set up an online, searchable database for elevation certificates that we have on-file. Please visit https://www.massivecert.com/hanahan-archive to see if you can locate an elevation certificate for the property first. Have a new elevation certificate? Please drop off a copy at the office and we will maintain it online for you.
Preserve wetlands, as these protect against flooding, clean the water, and provide a habitat for wildlife. Keep ditches free of trash and yard debris preventing clogging and flooding. Our stream dumping ordinance prohibits dumping items in the drainage system. Report drainage problems or illegal dumping in the drainage system to Berkeley County (843-719-4195) or the S.C. Department of Transportation (843-740-1655). Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
Create an emergency kit with a large flashlight, battery powered radio, spare batteries and more. Go to https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1390846764394-dc08e309debe561d866b05ac84daf1ee/checklist_2014.pdf or https://simplyflood.com/flood-publications for more details. Listen to the media regarding hurricane season and proper preparations. If flooding has occurred, be alert for washed-out roads and bridges. Do not drive into flooded areas or roads.
I encourage you to take these important steps to protect yourselves, your family and your property. The City of Hanahan is here to help you. Please help us by making sure you receive our informational messages by providing us with contact information and following us on social media. Thank you.
Minnie Newman, Mayor
CC: John Cribb, Administrator
Larry Sturdivant, Building Official
Thanks to a donation from Walmart, Chief Bowers and Assitant Chief Bargeron; today Tower 2701’s crew installed a device to aid a local resident who has mobility issues. With this device, the resident is able to get in and out of the recliner without assistance.
This work will start at 8:00pm and will continue until completed or 5:00am, whichever come first. Charleston Water Systems have installed valves to eliminate the need for homeowners to be without water. This work should not affect any water sources in the area.
A message from the Hanahan Fire Department in regards to Daylight Savings Time
Message from the Fire Department on Daylight Savings Time: You will want to ensure that you are changing your smoke detector batteries to ensure that you have a properly working smoke detector. 71% of malfunctioning smoke detectors due so because of battery related issues. This is why we urge you to check your batteries and change them twice a year during daylight savings time. If you have any questions or issues with your smoke detectors please contact the Hanahan Fire Department.
Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, March 11th 2018 at 2:00am.
Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and the Air Force Wildland Fire Branch will conduct a prescribed fire today, Friday March 9th 2018, in the Weapon Stations’s Eastside Ordnance Area, Burn Unit ER-07. Forecast wind is predicted out of the WNW.
The burn will start at approximately 10:30am and will continue until approximately 7:00pm.
The burn may effect visibility on North Rhrett (Henry Brown Blvd.). Please drive cautious until the burn is completed.
This week the Fire Department (Shifts A, B & C) were able to conduct live training on a vacant house on Dennis Drive. The Fire Department was able to train in the following areas:
- Search and Rescue
- RIT ( Rapid Intervention Team)
- Hose Deployments
- Roof Operations
The Hanahan Recreation & Parks Department is excited to announce the newest addition to our many facilities. We now have added a small playground between fields 5 and 6 located at the Hanahan Recreation Complex (Bettis Boat Landing Road).
The two section added are designed for ages 2-12 with one piece designed by ages 2-5 and the other piece ages 5-12.
This playground was funded by the Parks and Recreation Development Fund (PARD grant).
For more information on our other facilities, visit our facility page here.