From approximately 9pm to 2am tonight, traffic at the Yeamans Hall and Loftis Road intersection will be stopped intermittently due to a production crew with a movie production company needing that area to film. Police will be in that area to direct traffic, but if you are traveling during that time, you can expect some delays.
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
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.
Charlie James from WTMA radio teamed up with his listeners in an effort to give back to the Law Enforcement Community. Several agencies in the Lowcountry were given trauma kits today, as a result of donations received from radio listeners, Hanahan Police Department was one of those agencies. Hanahan Police Department was given 20 trauma kits by WTMA radio with help from the Tri-county FOP Lodge #3. The Hanahan Police Department thanks WTMA, Charlie James and all of the listeners out there. Although we hope we never have to use one of these kits, having them, may just save a life.
A number of our citizens have contacted the Hanahan Police Department regarding the police activity on Valley Drive yesterday, 03/15/2018.
The Hanahan Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in an active investigation SLED is conducting.
We want to ensure our citizens that there is no risk or danger to the general public and this is an isolated incident. We have no further information to release on this incident as we are not the primary investigating agency.
We also want to remind citizens to stay clear of police activity. Your presence often times hinders our investigation and can jeopardize your safety. Our job is to keep the citizens safe within our community and deploying resources to keep the general public away from a police scene can slow the investigation.
Police Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department
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.