Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2021. Watch their prediction video for the climate factors affecting this season.

New Resource 
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has launched a new interactive website, hurricane.sc highlighting the fundamentals of being prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms.


Guides (Printed copies available at the Municipal Center) 
Emergency Notification System
Residents should make sure they are registered for the Town's emergency notification system CodeRED. During registration, be sure to opt-in for severe weather warning alerts. The National Weather Service automatically triggers severe weather alerts if your address falls in the path of severe weather which is especially important in tornado warnings. Register here

If you are unsure if you are registered, you can re-register without receiving duplicate notices. If you have recently moved and want to be removed from CodeRED, click here.
Test Call Scheduled - June 11
On Friday, June 11, the Town will be conducting a test of the emergency notification system between 10 a.m. - noon. Everyone that is registered should receive the test call. If you are not registered, register here. Questions? Call 843-768-5113.
The next King Tide that could affect the island will occur June 22-25. King Tides are the highest seasonal tides that naturally occur each year. In some cases, they may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause flooding of low-lying areas and disruption to daily routines. More
Collie Farah, Land Preservation Specialist at the Kiawah Conservancy, recently visited Roots and Shoots Nursery in West Ashley to show you a selection of native plants perfect for your next landscaping project. Check it out!

Using native plants in landscaping has a direct impact on the ecosystem. Visit our native plant database of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, and grasses, complete with detailed information on growing conditions, size, flowering information, salt tolerance, deer resistance, and the wildlife value for each plant.

This database was designed to help promote native plants on the island and serve as a resource for residents, landscapers, landscape architects, landscape designers, and other entities.
Turtle Patrol Update
Current Nest Count: 89

  • Never harass, touch or disturb hatchlings or eggs.
  • Take all items with you when you leave the beach and fill in your holes, as these can be big hurdles for turtles.
  • Lights out for Turtles! May - October, all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9 p.m. to dawn. Also, no use of artificial light (flashlights, cell phone lights) on the beach at night. It can cause nesting females to abandon nesting attempts and disorient hatchlings as they make their way to the ocean.

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Give Our Shorebirds Space
Please do not disturb the birds on the beach, many of them will soon embark on an incredibly long journey and need as much rest as possible. If birds react (calling, standing up, running, or flying) step back immediately. Stay at least 50 yards away, or half the length of a football field. Keep pets far away on a leash, and respect the posted signs.
Upcoming Office Closures - July 5 — Independence Day
Visit the Town's webpage with COVID-19 resources including updated statistics, DHEC reporting, and more.
Vaccinations

State of Emergency Expired
Governor McMaster has allowed the state of emergency in South Carolina to expire, formally ending the heightened alertness in place since the onset of the pandemic. The order had been in effect for 451 days, first issued on March 13, 2020.
Arts Council
Committee Openings
Are you an arts enthusiast with a knack for events? The Town of Kiawah Island Arts and Cultural Events Council would like to add new members to the committee! The Arts Council works collaboratively to source and present high-caliber performances for residents and visitors. More
Report ordinance violations or rental property problems to the 24-hour hotline at 843-259-2137 or through the online submittal form. Add the hotline to your contacts on your mobile phone so it's quickly accessible. 
Previously Mentioned
You have seen these announcements before, but here it is one more time if you missed it.

Committee Meetings
Ways and Means Committee – June 28 | 3 p.m.

Meeting Changes
  • Committees that conduct their meetings over video conferences will be live-streamed on the Town's YouTube channel.
  • Committees that conduct their meetings in person where the public can attend will not be live-streamed.

Agendas are available here and will reference the meeting's location. Dates, times, and locations sometimes change. Before planning to attend a meeting, check our website.
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