Hurricane Irma Recovery Report – Sept. 13

Posted In Severe Weather

All island organizations have been working towards recovery. Today’s operations have included evaluation of the beach and boardwalks.

-KICA-owned boardwalks are being inspected by in-house and contracted engineers. We hope to have results soon so members may safely access the beach. Until then, the Town of Kiawah Island urges property owners and guests to stay off the beach and out of the water for your own safety. There is hazardous debris scattered along the length of the beach and floating in the ocean, posing hazardous risks.
-Roads are open, with no standing water. There are several sink holes, which are marked/barricaded.
-Temporary repairs have been made to the Rhett’s Bluff Landing boat dock, which is now open for use.
KICA leisure trails are closed for inspection and repair until further notice. Again, for your safety, do not attempt to use trails, which are littered with debris and may have sink holes. Special thanks to the resort’s Recreation Department which has been assisting with this work.
-The Bass Pond dock remains closed until further notice.
-Berkeley Electric has restored power to all but 94 homes (primarily the eastern end of island, and a small group in the Sea Marsh area). BEC crews continue work to restore service to the remaining homes.
-Comcast is still experiencing wide outages. Mechanics are on-island checking infrastructure to restore service.
-The island is open for your contractors and service personnel. The pass office is open at 23 Beachwalker, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please continue to drive cautiously and be alert for recovery personnel, who may be working in unexpected areas.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time.