Charleston City Officials Hold News Conference on Severe Weather

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — City of Charleston Police Chief Mullen and Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., held a news conference at the Municipal Emergency Operation Center located on the 2nd floor of the new Gaillard on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.

WATCH THE FULL NEWS CONFERENCE ABOVE

Chief Mullen started the news conference by saying “this is a very serious event. We have water in areas of the city that we don’t normally see flooding.”

He spoke about the city’s efforts to rescue people from their cars and he advised the public to avoid potential hazardous areas and to use common sense.

If you believe you are in danger, please call 911 and do not wait to call.

The shelters in the area will be open during the day and the evening for anyone that may need a safe place to stay.

The Chief also said if you need sandbags, you should call 843-724-7367. There are some areas where sandbags will be available off the peninsula since entrance onto the peninsula.

Elliott Summey, Chairman-Charleston County Council says If you need sandbags, they are stationed around the county. Call: 843-203-7600.

The Chief of police asked everyone to work together and is asking citizens to work with officers.

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