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Media Release

Hermine Storm Related Calls for Service

Release Date: September 3, 2016

Contact Information:
Joheida Fister email icon , Fire Rescue Public Information Officer, 843-247-3741


Fire Rescue responded to a total of 52 calls related to Hermine. The calls are from 7:00 a.m. on September 2, 2016 through 8:30 a.m. September 3, 2016. The calls consisted of the following:

  • 5 Trees on powerlines
  • 2 Elevator rescues
  • 29 Trees blocking roadways
  • 11 Trees on homes
  • 3 Trees on vehicles
  • 2 Trees on utilities

No injuries were reported from any of the incidents.

The Red Cross was requested to assist families living in homes with damage caused by falling trees. Each family received financial assistance for lodging. They assisted at one home with 4 adults and 3 children and 2 adults at the other home.

The Town has set up additional dates for yard waste burning due to the storm for Wednesday 9/7, Saturday 9/10 and Sunday 9/11 in addition to the regularly scheduled burn dates of Saturday 9/17 & Sunday 9/18. You must have or obtain a burn permit prior to burning yard waste and register your burn on the day of burning.

For more information on yard waste burning please visit www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/departments/fire/burncalendar.cfm