Dunes West POA Alert #3

Alert #3

Dunes West Continues Preparation for Hurricane Irma

Governor McMaster has indicated that, based on analysis of the most currently available information, there will be no mandatory evacuation ordered for Charleston County.  The threat remains for impacts from some level of storm surge/higher than normal tides, and high wind gusts, but not to the level requiring a mandatory evacuation at this time.  The governor emphasized that there is always a chance that the track of Irma could change, and that his decision is based on best currently available data.

Additional information will be promulgated as it becomes available.

Click here for National Hurricane Center Potential Storm Track


Dunes West POA Alert #2

Alert #2


Dunes West Continues Preparation for Hurricane Irma


Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane, and the National Hurricane Center has adjusted its projected course slightly westward.  Nonetheless, it remains a dangerous hurricane with the potential to impact our area with wind effects and storm surge.  Accordingly, residents are urged to continue with their storm preparations, such as securing anything that could become a wind-driven projectile, and preparing for evacuation if ordered.  In that regard, Governor McMaster stated that with the recent change in course of the storm, he was waiting to review the 5:00 p.m. update data before making a decision on his pending evacuation order.  The governor indicated that his decision will be announced at approximately 6:00 p.m. today, but the evacuation order would be implemented at 10:00 a.m., tomorrow (Saturday) if the order is given.   Residents are urged to continue to monitor local news sources, to include the Dunes West Emergency Operations Team (DWEOT) website, www.dw-safety.com , for the latest information on Irma and the status of the pending evacuation order.


As of 2:00 p.m., Dunes West, as well as the rest of Charleston County, moved to OPCON Level 2.  This means that the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center is now fully operational.  All residents are urged to continue their personal hurricane and family communications plans, and especially become familiar with current evacuation routes/procedures, which can also be found on links on the DWEOT website, www.dw-safety.com.


The POA and its Emergency Operations Team are continuing to monitor the situation, and will provide updates as information becomes available.  As part of this, the POA is taking certain actions, in accordance with its Hurricane Plan, to safeguard POA assets and infrastructure.  This will include such things as test-running of backup generators and chain saws, turning off all pond fountains and bubblers, securing trash cans, etc.  We have also advised Pulte of those areas where unsecured building supplies need to be secured.  In addition, arrangements for contractor assistance, if needed, with road clearing/tree removal have been finalized.


Additional information will be promulgated as it becomes available.

Dunes West and Charleston County move to OPCON Level 2

In accordance with Charleston County Emergency Management, Dunes West POA and Emergency Operations has moved to OPCON 2. OPCON 2 indicates Disaster or emergency situation in effect. Maximum preparedness level. Full activation of the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center.

Dunes West POA and ERT will provide more details as they become available.

Mandatory Evacuation to be issued – effective Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

SC Governor Henry McMaster will issue a mandatory evacuation order to be effective this Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in preparation for the likely effects of Hurricane Irma. Dunes West EOT advises residents to know your evacuation zones and routes. Major routes will include lane reversals so be prepared for restrictions on returning to the community until authorities open traffic to the area again.

Click here for an SCDOT interactive map

  • Charleston County, Dorchester District 2 and Berkeley County schools will be closed Friday through Tuesday
  • Dunes West and greater Mount Pleasant are Zone C (East of the Wando River)


Dunes West will move to OPCON Level 4 – at 12:00 PM Today

In accordance with Charleston County’s Emergency Management Division, Dunes West will move to OPCON Level 4 at Noon today. OPCON 4 means there is the possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require a partial or full activation of the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center.

The Dunes West POA and Emergency Operations Team will continue to track the progress of the hurricane and keep you informed on anything specific to the Dunes West footprint.

Dunes West residents are advised to monitor their local/state agencies, begin to initiate planning, as well as check back to the Dunes West Emergency site for updates.

News Release from Charlestoncounty.org

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