Posted by Meagan 04/14/2020


Colleton County Government and City of Walterboro offices remain closed today.  Colleton County Solid Waste Construction and Debris fees will be waived for the next seven days for storm debris from the severe weather. 


SCDOT and Colleton County Public Works are continually working to clear roads while energy companies continue to work on downed lines.  We had approximately 12,000 power outages at the peak, but we are down to approximately 1,800 currently. As a reminder, if a roadway is barricaded, coned, or taped off please do not drive around the barricade because these roadways or areas have been deemed as unsafe.


Yesterday, we had 139 reports of damage, which included trees down and power lines down.  At peak there were 33 road closures, including the southbound lanes of I-95 due to downed trees and an overturned tractor trailer. Thanks to the hard work of SCDOT and Colleton County Public Works, many of these have been reopened. 


There were 24 trees on buildings that were reported, including three residences that were occupied and required assistance.  At one of these locations, an adult male self-extricated, and Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel, with the assistance of Colleton County Public Works personnel, rescued a 1-2 year old female.  Tragically, an adult female was killed at this location. 


The Lowcountry Regional Airport had significant damage to structures on the complex and virtually every plane was flipped over.  We also have reports of the following damage to residences: 77 affected (habitable), 5 with minor damage, 8 with major damage, and 4 destroyed.


If you have damage from the recent severe weather event, you can download the SC Emergency Manager App from either the Apple App Store or Google play and under the tools button you can report your damage. This information helps both State and local officials determine the extent of damage for recovery operations and disaster declarations.


If you are interested in volunteering or donating items to both state or local disaster recovery go to: