Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane season is June 1st - November 30th

Register now for special assistance during an evacuation:
Isle of Palms Fire Department: 843-886-4410
Sullivan's Island Fire Department: 843-883-9944
For All Emergencies, Dial 911
Priority Assistance Form

Register for Emergency Notifications from Charleston County

Disaster Preparedness Plan  (pdf, 34kb)
Hurricane Checklist  (pdf, 20kb)
Hurricane General Information  (pdf, 27kb)
What to Do to Prepare for an Emergency  (pdf, 15kb)

Charleston County Government
Charleston County Hurricane Guide
Evacuation Routes
Charleston Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Flood Mitigation 
South Caroina State Hurricane Guide
FEMA Ready Kids

Local Hospitals

East Cooper Community Hospital
1200 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

East Cooper Medical Center
2000 Hospital Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
3500 Highway 17 North
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Emergency Medicine, Family Practice
A Doctor on Call
1202-A Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451

Emergency Animal Care
Veterinary Medical Care
930 Pine Hollow Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Emergency Preparedness Trivia
June 1961 - Thirty-four residents of Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island met to adopt an active Civil Defense Program. Classes were held at the Isle of Palms Exchange Club. Alderman George P. Chaconas, Chairman of the City's Civil Defense and Disaster Committee urged a representative from each family to attend the classes in order to prepare for disasters such as hurricanes, first aid, transportation emergency evacuations due to natural disasters. A siren was purchased and installed near city hall to warn residents of emergencies. A second siren was installed on the North end of the island. The sirens were used to alert residents of hurricanes and attacks.