Hanahan Helping Haiti

The effect Hurricane Matthew has been extremely devastating to the people of Haiti. If you know anything about Haiti, it is a country that suffers severely with poverty among other things. The city is doing a Fill A Bucket campaign to help provide some relief to the people in Haiti (the flyer is attached). We are working along with Kanpe Haiti, an organization that provides relief throughout the year to communities in Haiti. They will deliver the filled buckets to Haiti, once we are done collecting items.

Hanahan High, Middle, Divine Redeemer, Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club-Hanahan, HMS Student Council, and HHS National Honor Society, are all actively involved in gathering the items needed for the bucket. It’s hard to look at what’s going on with the people of Haiti and not feel compel to help. This project is not just for the students, but for every citizen, employee, volunteer, and even visitor of the City of Hanahan. We are asking you to look at the list and bring in one or more items and place it in the orange box outside of dispatch in the main lobby of city hall.

The buckets will be filled on Saturday the 29th and shipped for delivery on the 30th. Spread the word, lets fill buckets for Haiti.


Public Works Collection Update

The City of Hanahan Public Works Division continues to service all areas of Hanahan with the removal of storm debris.  Crews will continue to work extended days and hours in an effort to clean our city.  Presently the crews are working 10 hour days Monday through Friday and 6 hours on Saturday.  The collection schedule is cut-off each day to coincide with the closing of the landfill.

The week of October 10th alone produced 212 tons (normal week 118 tons) of residential household waste, 151 tons (normal week 42 tons) of yard debris and 15 tons (normal week 5 tons) of brown goods and all collected by Hanahan Public Works staff.

We intend to continue running extended yard debris hours in addition to our normal operating schedule until all storm debris has been removed.

If you have large piles and wood larger than 4” in diameter, those piles will be picked up exclusively by the County (if you live on a county road) or SCDOT (if you live on a state road) with specialized equipment.  The county started collections in the city this week and the state has communicated a start date of 10/26-10/28.  The county and state contractors will only make one pass for large piles and wood so please be sure to have your debris by the road.

We would like to thank all citizens for their patience and continued efforts to work with us as we work to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

FEMA Update

The Building and Codes Staff are currently still performing flood damage assessments from Hurricane Matthew for all of our properties that are located within the flood zones. This process is required to determine the percentage of substantial damage. The following information is being shared to our residents from the SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office in regards to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Additional information can be found at SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/flood/

For an update on the counties that have received declarations (IA and PA) as well as other information about FEMA assistance, please go to the following website: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4286

Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) is available to homeowners that have Flood Insurance, have been determined to be substantially damaged, and need to bring their home into compliance. The link to a guidance document for Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) is: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/1973.

Please view the attached flow chart of the process for filing an ICC claim.


ICC Process Chart 53.45 KB 15 downloads


Attached is also a one page sheet with information about three different grant opportunities that will be available.
SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office does not have a timeline for these grants yet. They will contact the communities as they become available.


HMGP FEMA PDM Fact Sheet 471.76 KB 11 downloads


Here is another link to a document titled “Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings”: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2969


Update:  FEMA assistance for Renters

FEMA for Renters Update

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Public Works Collection Update & Debris Information

Public Works Collection Update

The Public Works Department has been able to collect all normal household waste collections this week and will do so through Friday’s collections.  In the first three days this week we also collected 131 tons of yard debris which equates to our typical monthly totals.  The Department also brought in contract workers and ran 12 hour days during this time.  Our plans are to continue this effort through tomorrow and also run full crews dedicated to yard debris on Saturday.  If you have large piles and wood larger than 4” in diameter, those piles will be picked up exclusively by the county or state with specialized equipment.  Due to the storm and closure of the landfill we were unable to collect household waste last Thursday and Friday and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete those collections today and Friday.

Storm Debris

It is the responsibility of Berkeley County (along county roads) and SCDOT (state roads) to collect Storm Debris throughout Hanahan and Berkeley County.  We have been in contact with the State and County and they have each contracted with private vendors to handle collections throughout the county in coordination with FEMA.  We will share specific collection info. as it becomes available to us from the county and state.

Construction Debris

The county will have a container for construction debris in Otranto by the fire station this Saturday (10/15) from 9:00am-4:00pm.  A City of Hanahan employee will be on site to assist.


We’d like to thank our Public Works and Recreation Maintenance staffs for getting a jump start on collecting storm debris and also thank those that have expressed their appreciation and support for the crews.  We appreciate your patience during this time as we make every effort to bring our city back to order ASAP.

For more information, please visit the Public Works page on the city’s website at www.cityofhanahan.com.

Hurricane Matthew

The Preparation

In preparation for Hurricane Matthew hitting the coastal communities of South Carolina, the City of Hanahan has prepared for the storm on many fronts.

  • We will be offering Sandbags beginning at 12:00pm today (Wednesday) for City of Hanahan and Berkeley County residents only.  Photo identification is required to pick up sandbags.  So far, we have not set a sandbag limit Limit was set to 10 bags per person.
  • We have begun Emergency preparation and have raised staffing levels for essential personnel.  This includes the public safety departments of the City, Police & Fire.
  • City of Hanahan will be closing at 12:00pm today (Wednesday) to allow our non-essential employees to return home and prepare for the storm or leave the area.
  • Curbside pickup services will be cancelled for 10/6/2016 (Thursday).
  • Curbside pickup services will be cancelled for 10/7/2016 (Friday).

Contact Numbers

In case of an emergency, please call 911.  For non-emergencies, please contact our Telecommunications non-emergency line at 843-747-5711.

  • City of Hanahan – (843) 554-4221
  • Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness – (843) 719-4166
  • Berkeley County Storm Hotline – (843) 719-4800


The folllowing shelters have been identified by Berkeley County Governement

  • Westview Primary School (98 Westview Dr. Goose Creek)
  • Berkeley Elementary School (715 SC-6, Moncks Corner)
  • St. Stephen Elementary School (1053 Russellville Rd, St Stephen)
  • Cainhoy Elementary School (2424 Cainhoy Rd, Huger)
  • Westview Middle School (101 Westview Blvd, Goose Creek)
  • Berkeley Middle School (320 N Live Oak Dr, Moncks Corner)
  • Can Bay High School – Pet Friendly (1624 State Rd, Summerville, SC)


We will continue to update this news release with more information as we have it.