Today in Charleston

It isn't always just about real estate with Coastal Island Properties.  Not only is it our passion to keep you up-to-date with Charleston's latest real estate market data, it is also our pleasure to keep you informed with the latest happenings around Charleston.  From new restaurant openings and reviews, to upcoming events to feel-good stories about our beautiful city, you will find it all here in Charleston Happenings.



Sept. 24, 2021

Ready to Move in Home in Moss Grove Plantation, Moncks Corner

 Welcome to this like-new, well-maintained Linden floorpan, where you will be greeted by an inviting, two-story foyer, with lovely natural light, which leads you to a large open concept living space. Laminate floors extend throughout the 1st floor. The spacious kitchen offers granite countertops and subway tile backsplash, 36' cabinets with s/s appliances, perfect for entertaining. A powder room finishes off the first floor. As you ascend to the 2nd floor, you will find the loft, which is ideal for an office, reading area, or game room. The Owners Suite, located to the rear of the home, is very roomy and includes dual vanities, a separate tub and shower, and a walk-in closet. Three additional, nicely sized bedrooms, guest bathroom, and laundry room complete the upstairs. Outback, you will find a large fenced yard with a patio.  Located at the end of a cul de sac with no homes behind you, you will enjoy all that Moss Grove has to offer. From the wonderful amenities such as clubhouse, community pool, playground, kayak launching area, and boat storage, you have everything just steps away! Conveniently located to the Naval Weapons Station, Cypress Gardens, and many new businesses that are moving into the area, including the Moncks Corner Marketplace, which will have a Publix, restaurants, and service oriented businesses, you don't want to miss this wonderful opportunity!


For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:


What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!


Berkeley County Museum is just around the corner from this hidden gem. With only a short drive, come and learn the 12,000 year old history of South Carolina. With multiple exhibits, its the perfect day to spend with the family to learn a little bit around your home. 

Ra Coffee Company has the most delicious and unique drinks you could possibly think. Just a short drive over to kick start your morning or afternoon. They offer blended iced coffee, natural energy drinks, fruit smoothies, matcha and so much more! Trust me, you do not want to miss out.

Lake Moultrie is just a quick drive and perfect for a boat or water sports. With over 60,000 arces of water covered, there are endless activities to spend a day in the sun, which is perfect for the family. Not to mention, their fish are known for being huge!

The Icehouse Restaurant is known for being Farm to Table and gives you the best of what Southern cooking is like with the finest ingredients. Influenced by New Ocean's cuisine, it has won as Summerville's best restaurant four times in a row. I promise you will not be disappointed! 

Berkeley Country Club is the perfect destination for all outdoor sports, such as golf, tennis and swimming. Not to mention, the view is breathtaking where many couples conduct their wedding photos and/or host their reception!



Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 16, 2021

Located in the Desirable Golf Community of Wescott Plantation

 Located in The Farms section of the highly desirable Wescott Plantation, this adorable, move-in ready home, situated on a quiet tree-lined, cul-de-sac street, is designed for easy, functional living. The open concept floorplan includes a light and bright family room which opens into the dining area and spacious kitchen that has plentiful storage and a separate pantry. The Owners En Suite is located downstairs and is complete with soaking tub, separate shower and built-in organizers in the walk-in closet. A powder room completes the first floor. Upstairs you will find two additional, nicely sized bedrooms with plentiful storage, guest bath and laundry room. Out back, there is a nice patio and large fenced yard, perfect for cookouts and gatherings. This wonderful golf community has plenty of wonderful amenities! Take a dip in the neighborhood pool, meet friends at the clubhouse, get a good workout in at the fitness center or let your kids enjoy the park! And, don't forget the wonderful walking/jogging trails or the awesome public golf course!  Located within the highly desirable Dorchester School District 2, and conveniently located near the Charleston AFB, Boeing, Mercedes and Bosch, this home is just a few miles from shopping, restaurants and even a new hospital. Conveniently located to downtown Charleston and area beaches, you will not want to miss this fantastic home!


For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:


What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!


Avenue of Oaks is an old plantation near this lovely home. The huge entry lane to this lowcountry features what the old south use to be with the entire avenue dripping with Spanish moss and other flowers nearby. Through through the old oak trees to get a real feel of what historic Charleston is really like. 

Middleton Place Restaurant is only a 20 minute drive from this home, which is wonderful when you want to treat you and your family to a delicious meal. Here you can only expect ingredients made from fresh, local, seasonal and organic which are harvested from the local farms and gardens. Besides enjoying traditional Lowcountry food you'll also enjoy the beautiful view of the Mill Pond and Azalea Hillside.

Magnolia Plantation & Garden is one the most beautiful landmarks in the Charleston area. With multiple gardens and tours, this a where to go if you want to learn what old Charleston was once like. Don't forget to walk through their trails and stop by their gift shop to pick up some classic southern tea. 

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is a 12 minute drive from this home, which is perfect if you're ever in the mood for some fresh pastries in the morning or looking to treat yourself. Don't forget that fall is here and this is a perfect place to pick up those pies! 

Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark is just right around the corner if you're ever looking for a place to bring the family and cool off. The waterpark offers multiple slides and other water obstacles for your children, they will absolutely love it. Bring your family here for the day and sit back and relax. 

Posted in Homes for sale
July 18, 2021

Adorable 1-story Ranch in Corey Woods in Summerville

 The curb appeal of this lovely move-in ready ranch will instantly wow you, from the large manicured front lawn to the pines, live oaks, azaleas and more. Enjoy sitting on your spacious front porch, sipping some of that sweet tea that Summerville is famous for! Your new home features a large and open kitchen with huge dining area, perfect for large holiday gatherings and steps down to the Family Room, which is complete with wood burning fireplace, perfect for getting cozy on those chilly winter nights. Enjoy an abundance of cabinet and counter space and granite counters for your meal prep. The main floor bedrooms are spacious with the Owners Suite having plenty of storage.  The large main hall bath includes a dual sink vanity too! From the Family Room, you will access the laundry room which leads to the 4th bedroom over the garage. You also have access from this room to the attic which offers plenty of floor storage space. Also from the Family Room, you have access to the private and serene, fenced back yard. There is a great covered porch and deck, perfect for entertaining and even comes with an adorable playhouse and outdoor storage building.  Located within the DD#2 schools and NO HOA, this home is conveniently located to shopping, downtown historic Summerville and much, much more!

For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:


What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!

Lowcountry Fish Camp is just right around the corner from this this adorable home. The atmosphere is cozy with their rustic bar and country vibe. Enjoy their outdoor dining with seafood dishes and daily specials. This is a must hit around the Summerville area! 

Summerville Country Club is known for being the oldest country club in Summerville along with their beautiful golf course and friendly staff. They also have tennis courts, a pool and delicious food so it's the perfect place to bring the family! 

Oscar's has been around for over 35 years serving their traditional American dishes along with their creative cuisines. Their dining is causal luxury and offers a wide variety of dishes, but their famous dishes are their Southern traditional grilled steak, fresh seafood and their amazing desserts. 

Here in Summerville is the birth place of sweet tea and us Charlestonians love it. In the center of town is the World's Largest Sweet Tea where you can find out more about the history and even try sips of their famous tea. Don't forget to also try their sweet tea cupcakes, sweet tea cinnamon rolls, sweet tea jelly, and their sweet tea pork chop sandwich. 

Cuppa Manna is locally owned and serves coffee, tea and and bubble tea to locals from all over the tri-county area. If you stop in and sip on their Italian espresso, then you must try their breakfast options and pastries. 

Posted in Homes for sale
July 18, 2021

Beautiful Lowcountry Home Behind the Gates in Legend Oaks Just Listed

 Located on a cul de sac within The Club of Legend Oaks, this craftsman-style home exudes Southern charm and you will absolutely love the open floorplan! As you step up to the spacious front rocking porch and through the foyer, you'll notice beautiful custom moldings, vaulted ceilings, and many large windows throughout, offering lots of natural light. The formal dining room is to the right as you enter and flows seamlessly right into the spacious eat-in kitchen and family room, making the space perfect for entertaining or cooking while watching a game or the kids play. Cozy up to the grand double sided fireplace which can be enjoyed from the sunroom as well! The kitchen is LOADED with wonderful high-end granite countertops and elegant, custom cabinets, s/s appliances and plenty of storage, which makes it easy for meal prep and family gatherings. Enjoy the convenience of the first floor Owners Ensuite with its amazing space which features beautiful tray ceilings, a tranquil sitting room, perfect for home office and an abundance of closet storage space. The spacious Bath has separate his and hers sinks with custom cabinetry, private toilet, huge garden tub and glass shower. The laundry room and powder room finish off the first floor. Upstairs, you will find an additional Owners Ensuite that is just as large as the Downstairs Ensuite and is ideal for a home gym, Mother-in-law suite or space for remote working or learning! Two additional bright and airy bedrooms with hall guest bath finish this lovely home.  You will love the abundance of storage and the large 2-car garage offers additional space for your toys. Enjoy the beautiful, open backyard space for play or for creating your own outdoor oasis, with views from the relaxing sunroom. Take advantage of the many Legend Oaks Plantation amenities and memberships, such as the tennis courts, neighborhood pool, play park and clubhouse, and the award winning 18-hole golf course. Situated among the the beauty of the 300 year old live oaks all around the community, this neighborhood was once a rice plantation. And, you can't forget the award winning Dorchester #2 schools! Convenient to I-26 and Hwy 61, you are just a short drive to historic Downtown Summerville, healthcare, Charleston International Airport, Boeing, Volvo, shopping, dining and much, much more!

For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:


What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!

If you're ever in the mood for raw oysters, bloody mary's, and/ or classic shellfish broil, then head to Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar which is less than a 20 minute drive from this lovely home. It is family-friendly and affordable! 

Wescott Park is the perfect place to bring your family and dog for the weekend to enjoy the great outdoors. They have baseball fields, a playground, turf field, walking paths, picnic area and a park just for your furry friends. Best part is that it is only a 15 minute drive away from your home. 

Swig & Swine is the go to place if you ever craving food Southern barbecue! From their amazing house-smoked meats and delicious sides, how could you ever say no? Head over to Swig & Swine's funky outdoor seating and top off the night with a beer and/or bourbon. 

Frankies Fun Park has endless activities to do with the family indoor and outdoors! They have go-karts, arcades and other amusements, such as, mini golfing. Grab your friends or children and enjoy one of the best fun parks in Charleston! 

Ladles is soup and sandwich spot with locations throughout the tri-county area. It's a great spot for lunch with a coworker, family member or with friends on the weekend. Nothing beats their tomato basil soup with their famous Ladles grilled cheese. 

Posted in Homes for sale
June 29, 2021

Adorable Ready to Move-in Ranch Home Just Listed in Summerville

Tucked away in an adorable neighborhood, this very bright, open floorplan is truly welcoming! As you enter, you will immediately notice the spacious family room with vaulted ceilings and quality laminate flooring throughout the entire home. The Owners Suite is to the right rear of the home with a large walk-in closet and private bath. The secondary bedrooms, guest bath and laundry space is to the left of the home offering lots of privacy for everyone. The nicely appointed eat-in kitchen has access to the large, fenced backyard with patio, overlooking a lovely pond. Such an awesome opportunity to live in such a convenient location near Nexton shopping, restaurants, I-26 and offices at Carnes Crossroads.  Don't miss this one as it will go fast!

For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:

What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!

East Bay Deli is the home place of the best sandwiches you would find in the Summerville area. If you've been to their other location in downtown Charleston, then let me tell you the good news that there is one right around the corner from this lovely home. 

Azalea Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the tri-area with benches, foundations and walk ways for everyone to enjoy. If you have kids or a dog, then they will love this place so much. Best part is that it's a quick 15 minute drive away. 

Madra Rua Irish Pub is the closest you can get to a real Irish pub here in South Carolina. With their wide selection of drinks and food, you will wish you were Irish. Even better, they are the perfect place to watch soccer games with your friends. 

Music in Motion is the perfect getaway to bring the family or to host your child's birthday party. They offer bowling, skating, games and more. You're children will love how close they live to this fun park! 

The Electric Chef is located in the heart of historic Summerville and is a quaint European style cafe that offers sandwiches, paninis, wraps, quesadillas, soups and not to mention...desserts! Come on and treat yourself to a professional chef to cook for you!


Posted in Homes for sale
June 28, 2021

Desirable Home Just Listed in Summerville!

 Welcome home! Located in the desirable Felder Creek, this lovely, spacious home checks all the boxes for all lifestyles! Upon entering the very inviting front porch, you will walk into an open floor plan with a large living room which opens to the dining room and hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the cozy gas fireplace on those chilly winter nights. Off of the dining room is the eat-in-kitchen which has plentiful storage within the 42'' cabinets, s/s appliances, granite countertops, pantry and a kitchen island. Off the kitchen is a large Owners En Suite with deluxe Bathroom which includes dual vanity sinks, 42'' soaking tub and separate shower. A powder room off of the garage finishes off the first floor. The upstairs features four additional, oversized bedrooms, one of which is a large dual Owners en Suite also with dual vanities, separate tub and shower! An added bonus - there is also another large room that could be used as an additional bedroom, media room, home office or space for virtual learning! And, a roomy laundry room completes this home. You will love the two car attached garage with all of the added shelving. Conveniently located right off of I-26 for commuting to Volvo, Google, Boeing, military bases and much more! Come see this home today!


For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:

What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!

Middleton Place will take your breath away from it's gorgeous views and well kept gardens. This museum gives the history of what life was like 300 years ago and definitely a must see spot to hit!  

Famulari's Pizzeria Azalea is number one place you must go if you are ever craving pizza. It's been voted as the best pizza in Charleton multiple years and you surely will not be disappointed with their wide selection. 

Sawmill Branch Trail is a multi-use trail so if you're ever feeling to go on a beautiful walk or want do some intense biking, this is your place. With over six and a half miles long, enjoy their paved, wide trail through the woods of Summerville. 

Charleston Bakery & Delicatessen is your go to traditional Jewish bakery where you will find all of the best lox and bagels. It doesn't just stop there. Their deli also has breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as their famous rhubarb pies and wedding cakes. 

Posted in Homes for sale
June 25, 2021

How to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe During Fireworks

How to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe During Fireworks 


Many animals find fireworks scary, and about 45 percent of dogs show signs or fear when fireworks are going off. However, it doesn’t have to be this way if you follow these steps. 


How to Keep Your Animals Safe During Fireworks


For Dogs:  

  • Take your dog for walks during the daylight to avoid times when fireworks will most likely be set off. 

  • Close all windows, blinds, and curtains to muffle the sound and lights. 

  • Create a couple of hiding spots around your home. 

  • Before the fireworks start, move their bed and some of their favorite toys to a quiet space where your dog feels comfortable and in control. Any rooms in your home away from windows or doors are a safe bet. 

  • Ignore the fireworks yourself if you are home, and play with their toys to see if they want to play, but do not force them.

  • Play calming music to draw out the noise of the fireworks.


For Cats: 

  • Create hiding places in your home, such as under furniture or a quiet corner. Do not try to tempt your cat out of their space as it will cause them to be more stressed. 

  • If they are outdoor cats, try to bring and keep them inside.

  • If you haven’t already, microchip your cat(s) in case they’re frightened and try to escape. 


For Small Animals: 

  • Slightly cover cages and pens with blankets so they are able to be hidden and the sound is muffled, but create another area for them to look out.

  • Offer bedding space for them to burrow in.

  • If they are outdoor animals, try to bring and keep them inside.


For Horses: 


  • Check if there are going to be fireworks setting off in your area. Be sure to ask your neighbors, too, if they are going to be setting off their own fireworks.

  • If they are, try to contact the organizers of the fireworks to see if they can set them off in the opposite direction. If they are going to be set off in your area, stay with your horse. A startled horse can be dangerous. 

  • Check the fencing, and make sure there is no way for them to escape. Also, check if there are any dangerous objects they could run into if they are frightened. 

  • Keep your horses on the same routine, and check for injuries after the event.

  • Research ways to keep your horse calm, but remember, if you are calm, this will also make an impact on your horse. 

  • Be sure you have third-party liability insurance for your horse in case they are frightened and escape. If they do, they may cause damages or an accident which can become a liability. 

  • After the fireworks, check the field for firework debris. 

Posted in tips
June 25, 2021

Find the Perfect View

Where to Watch the Fireworks in Charleston on the 4th of July


North Charleston 4th of July Festival

Riverfront Park @ 7pm


Patriots Point Fireworks Blast

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum @ 6 PM


Fabulous Fourth in the Creek

Goose Creek @ 6:30 PM


Town of Summerville Fireworks & Freedom Festival

Summerville’s Gahagan Park @ 5:30pm 


4th of July Celebration at The Joe

Joseph P. Riley Park @ 8pm


4th of July Dinner Cruise with SpiritLine Cruises

Charleston Harbor @ 7pm


4th of July at The Watch

The Restoration Hotel @ 7pm 


Red, White & Blue Celebration at Kiawah Island Resort

Terrace Lawn at The Sanctuary @ 5pm


Independence Festival

Night Heron Park @ 6pm


4th of July Fireworks with The Charleston Water Taxi

Charleston Harbor Marina: DOCK A @ 8:45pm  


4th of July Firework Cruise with The Carolina Girl

St. John’s Yacht Harbor @ 8pm



Posted in Events
May 27, 2021

New Home in Summerville Ready for Move In

WOW, why wait for a new build when this beauty is ready for you?! This 2019 home is in brand new condition and ready to move right in! The owners have even added on additional upgrades to the home such as a screened porch, tiled kitchen backsplash, new lighting fixtures, plantation shutters, custom storage and an awesome workshop over the garage which isn't included in the square footage! As you enter this lovely home which has Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring throughout, you have 2 nicely sized guest bedrooms and full bathroom to the right and the garage and drop zone to the right. The foyer then opens up to the open concept living, kitchen, and dining space. The well appointed kitchen has a large island, plenty of counter and cabinet storage, pantry and s/s appliances. To the left of the home is the laundry room and spacious Owners Suite which is complete with an over-sized tiled shower, dual vanities, and large walk-in closet. Off of the dining room, enjoy the pond views while sipping wine or your morning coffee, in your nicely sized screened porch which has custom shades for blocking the summer sun. 

Did I mention the upstairs workshop??  With a little DIY, you could turn that into a finished room, great for a home office, craft room, etc with tons of storage space upstairs! The possibilities are endless!

Wynfield Forest of Buckshire offers a beautiful neighborhood pool, play parks, walking trails and more! Close to military bases, Google, Mercedes, Volvo, shopping and restaurants, you are also a short drive to Historic Downtown Charleston and the coastline. Don't miss this adorable home!


For details on this like-new, immaculate home, go to:

What I Love About This Area~~~

Everything at your fingertips is just a bike's ride away.... the conveniences of boutiques, medical offices, banks, groceries, farmers market, community events and more!

Middleton Place will take your breath away from it's gorgeous views and well kept gardens. This museum gives the history of what life was like 300 years ago and definitely a must see spot to hit!  

Wicked Crust is the best pizza in the Charleston and by far the closest to New Haven style pizza. Not only do they have the best pies, but also offer wings, appetizers, and more! If you're ever craving really amazing pizza, then you're living in the right spot! 

Homegrown Brewhouse and Oak Road Brewery has a huge various of selections of German beers to their own. If you want to drink like a local, come to this spot to enjoy drinks with family and friends. Their brewery isn't just about the beer, its about the community. 

Sawmill Branch Trail is a multi-use trail so if you're ever feeling to go on a beautiful walk or want do some intense biking, this is your place. With over six and a half miles long, enjoy their paved, wide trail through the woods of Summerville. 

Coastal Coffee Roasters is not your average shop, but is family owned to share their passion for fresh, organic coffee. They transformed their vision of altering the world's highest quality, sustainably grown beans in every cup of coffee. They also have a bakery and breakfast menu that is perfect to pair with your morning coffee. 

Posted in Homes for sale
May 20, 2021

Hurricane Season is Upon Us!

Charleston Hurricane Preparedness Guide 

Hurricane season in South Carolina typically starts June 1st, to November 30th. Hurricanes and tropical storms often produce widespread, torrential rains in excess of 6 inches, which may result in deadly and destructive floods. In fact, flooding is the major threat from tropical cyclones for people living inland. Winds from a hurricane can destroy buildings and manufactured homes. Outdoor items and debris can become projectiles in high winds. Tornadoes can accompany hurricanes and tropical storms. Below, is a guideline how to prepare you, your family and home before a hurricane is approaching the tri-county.

Before the Hurricane: 

  • Check into Flood Insurance
    • Find out about the National Flood Insurance Program through your home insurance agent. There is normally a 30-day waiting period before a new flood insurance policy becomes effective for an existing residence. Homeowner policies do not cover damage from the flooding that accompanies a hurricane.
  • Develop an Emergency Communication Plan
    • In case family members are separated from one another during a disaster, create a plan for getting back together.
    • Ask an out-of-state family or friend to serve as the "family contact." Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the contact person.
  • Create an Emergency Kit and store your kit where it is cool and dark like a closet or corner in the garage.
  • Prepare your home with double entry doors secured to the top and bottom, garage door properly secured and windows protected by storm shutters.


During Hurricane Watch:

  • Review your family disaster plan and check your Emergency Supplies Kit to include food and water supplies.
  • Review evacuation plans. Learn safe routes inland and plan your evacuation route.
  • Make sure the gas tank in your car is full.
  • Make arrangements for pets, and identify pet-friendly hotels if you plan to evacuate
  • Refill prescription medications.
  • Anchor or stow small boats.
  • Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys and garden tools; anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
  • Remove outside antennas. Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows.
  • Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
  • Store drinking water in jugs, bottles and clean bathtubs.
  • Trim dead or weak branches from trees.
  • Stay tuned to local media and your Weather Alert Radio for updates on the storms


During Hurricane Warning:

  • Store valuables such as jewelry, silverware, photos and scrapbooks in a safe place, such as a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.
  • Park your car in a sheltered area or on high ground.
  • Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for official instructions.
  • Evacuate if the order is given.
  • If you must stay at home, stay inside away from windows, skylights and glass doors.
  • Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries. Avoid using open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
  • If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power "surge" when electricity is restored.
  • If officials order an evacuation:
    • Leave as soon as possible. Avoid flooded roads and watch for washed-out bridges.
    • Secure your home by unplugging appliances and turning off electricity and the main water valve.
    • Tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going.
    • If time permits, and you live in an identified surge zone, elevate furniture to protect it from flooding, or move it to a higher floor.
    • Bring your pre-assembled Emergency Supplies Kit.
    • Bring blankets and sleeping bags if you are going to a shelter.
    • Lock your home and leave.


During Emergency Kit: 

  • Food
    • Canned meats, fruits, vegetables, juices, milk, soup
    • Vitamins, sugar, salt, pepper
    • High energy foods- peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix
    • Foods and supplements for infants, elderly persons or someone with special diets
    • Comfort foods-cookies, hard candy, instant coffee, tea
  • Household items
    • Paper goods, plates, cups, plastic utensils
    • Map of area to find shelters or distribution points
    • Cash or travelers checks and change
    • Battery-powered radio and clock with extra batteries
    • Flashlights with extra batteries
    • First Aid Kit (Scissors, tweezers, needles, tongue blades, thermometer, tube of petroleum jelly, latex gloves, non-prescription drugs, aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever)
    • Fire extinguisher and waterproof matches
    • Duct tape, aluminum foil and sewing kit
    • Plastic storage containers, sheeting or tarps
    • Paper, pencils and pens
    • Basic tool kit (adjustable wrench, screw drivers, hammer, etc.)
    • Entertainment - books, toys and games
  • Clothes and Bedding
    • Sturdy shoes or work boots
    • Rain gear, hat and work gloves
    • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • COVID-19 Supplies
    • Face Masks
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitation
    • Toilet paper, towelettes
    • Soap, liquid detergent
    • Feminine supplies
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Plastic garbage bags with ties
    • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Important Documents
    • Birth certificates
    • Insurance and Social Security cards
    • Bank/ Credit Card numbers
    • Wills
    • House inventory photos
    • Titles (cars, boats, etc,)
    • Vet/ Microchip records for pets
  • Phone List
    • Doctors and Insurance
    • Electric, Gas, and Water Companies
    • Family, Friends, Neighbors
    • Landlord or Property Manager
    • Bank or Credit Union

Evacuation Routes: 

Johns Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

  • Johns Island takes SC 700 (Maybank Highway) to Road S-20 (Bohicket/Main Road) to US 17.
  • Kiawah/Seabrook Islands will take Road S-20 (Bohicket/Main Rd.) to US 17.
  • Take US 17 south to SC 64 where you will go to Walterboro, then to North Augusta.

James Island and Folly Beach

  • Take SC 171 (Folly Road) to US 17.
  • Take US 17 south to I-526 east to the reversed lanes of I-26.

City of Charleston

  • The west side of the city (West Ashley) will use SC 61 to US 78, US 321 and SC 389 to I-20 then to Aiken and North Augusta.
  • Downtown will use the normal west-bound lanes of I-26.
  • Daniel Island/Cainhoy residents (of Berkeley County) will use I-526 or Clements Ferry Road as conditions warrant.

North Charleston

  • Take US 52 (Rivers Avenue) to US 78 to US 178 to Orangeburg, or continue on US 52 to US 176, or continue north on US 52.
  • The right lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will continue on to Moncks Corner. In Moncks Corner, it will be directed onto SC 6, where SC 6 will take you toward Columbia.
  • The left lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will go on to US 176 to Columbia.
  • Evacuees using SC 642 will travel west toward Summerville, and then take Road
  • S-22 (Old Orangeburg Road) to US 78 west.

East Cooper

  • Mount Pleasant: Take I-526 west or US 17 south to I-26 west.
  • Sullivan’s Island: Take SC 703 to I-526 Business to access I-526 west, and then take I-26 west.
  • Isle of Palms: Take the Isle of Palms connector (SC 517) to go to US 17 where the right lane will turn north onto US 17. Next, proceed to take SC 41 to SC 402; then to US 52 to SC 375; then to US 521 to SC 261; and then US 378 to Columbia.

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