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Safety and Security on Kiawah Island

Whether you live on Kiawah or are just visiting, we want your time on the island to be as safe and pleasant as possible. Please browse the links below for important safety tips and information.

KICA Security Information
(Gate Access, Commercial Customer Info, Rules and Regulations)

Town of Kiawah Island Disaster Preparedness
(Code Red, Flood Awareness, CERT Team, Evacuation Info)

Charleston County Emergency Services
(Hurricane Guide, Citizen Alert Notification System)

South Carolina Division of Emergency Management
(Hurricane and Disaster Recovery Information)

Other Useful Links and Information

Stay Connected with KICA – Information on a number of ways to connect with KICA including text and email alerts, mobile app, social media and more.

Citizen Alert Notification System – A powerful tool that allows Charleston County to quickly send mass notification updates before, during and after an emergency incident.

Smart 911 – A system that allows citizens to create a safety profile of valuable information for family members (including pets).

Now is the Time to Prepare – Emergency services article by the Island Connection highlighting a variety of useful safety information.

KICA Community Standards – A list of safety and community guidelines from the KICA Livability Department.

Alligator Safety on Kiawah Island – Tips, information and rules about alligator safety on Kiawah.

Twitter – Twitter can be a great source for instant emergency news and information. Some useful Twitter accounts include: @kiawah_island, @townofkiawahsc, @seabrooksc, @chscounty, @scdotlowcountry, @chascosheriff, @hurricanealerts, @chswx,

Important Phone Numbers

*Always dial 911 in an emergency.

KICA Security – 843-768-5566

Town of Kiawah Island – 843-768-9166

St. John’s Fire Department – 843-559-9194

Charleston County Emergency Preparedness – 843-202-7400

American Red Cross Lowcountry chapter (includes shelter information) – 843-764-2323

Charleston County Emergency Citizens Information line – 843-202-7100