Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane season is June 1st - November 30th

These pictures of the destruction of the islands and surrounding areas following Hurricane Hugo in 1989 remind us to be aware of the importance of emergency preparedness. 



Hurricane Re-entry Sticker Information


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


Charleston County Government
Charleston County Hurricane Guide
Evacuation Routes
Charleston Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Flood Mitigation 

Medical Care

Local Hospitals

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.

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Isle of Palms Beach Run


Saturday, July 16  at 8:00am

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A sandy path leading to the beach.