Tropical Storm Isaias Updates

Updated: 2:00 p.m., August 3, 2020

The City of Isle of Palms is monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Isaias and preparing for potential impacts to our area.

Storm Updates:

  • Tropical storm Isaias is located 130 miles south of Charleston with 65 mph winds and moving north northwest 13 mph.
  • Charleston County is under a tropical storm, storm surge and flash flood warning.
  • The storm will be closest to Charleston County and the coast on Monday, August 3, 2020 afternoon and evening.
  • Tropical storm winds and conditions expected to impact starting Monday, August 3, 2020 afternoon and continue overnight.
  • Peak winds of 45-55 mph and gusts of 70 mph are expected on the coast Monday, August 3, 2020 evening.
  • The City should anticipate power outages and downed trees.
  • Heavy rainfall, up to 6 inches of rain, will coincide with Monday, August 3, 2020, evening’s high tide of 8.0 feet. at 8:59 p.m.
  • There is the possibility of storm surge along the coast of approximately 2-4 feet.

Operational Updates:

  • Charleston County will not activate shelter operations, Emergency Operations Center, or the Citizen’s Information line.
  • Charleston County recycling collection will be delayed one day this week.
  • City of Isle of Palms garbage collection schedule will continue normal operations on Monday, August 3, 2020 and Tuesday, August 4, 2020. 
  • City Hall and the Recreation Center closed at noon on August 3, 2020 and will resume operations at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. 

Suggested preparations:

  • Citizens should avoid unnecessary travel due to possible localized flooding caused by potential heavy rainfall.
  • Please remove any items around your home that could cause damage due to the potential for strong wind gusts.
  • Please follow directions on traffic and message boards for road closure information and remind the public, “Turn around, Don’t drown.”
  • In the event of possible flooding, citizens are asked not to drive around barricades or drive through standing water.

Important phone numbers:

Please monitor the National Hurricane Center for the latest weather updates.

Additional hurricane preparedness information and resources from the city are available here.