Power still out on Folly Beach; curfew remains in effect


FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) — The City of Folly Beach has provided an update to News 2 on the recovery effects on the Island following Hurricane Matthew.

Power remains out on the island.  According to SCE&G, the utility is working to repair downed power lines before electricity can be restored.  We’re told the process is taking longer than expected.  It is possible that power may be out until later this week, according to Island officials.

A curfew will remain in effect Monday tonight from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.  It will remain in place until power is restored.

Beginning tomorrow, contractors with a 2016 Folly Beach Business License Sticker (navy blue) will be permitted to access the island from 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. for emergency repairs. All work requires a permit, which can be obtained at City Hall from 8 a.m. —  6 p.m. Sticker must be on display at the checkpoint and during all work.

Access to the City continues to be restricted Tuesday, October 11. Residents have two forms of ID. Property Owners must show proof of ownership. Employers of licensed Folly Beach Business essential employees must submit their names.


Charleston County will collect recycling Tuesday.  You’re asked to place yard debris on south side of roadway (ocean side) or, for streets that run perpendicular to the ocean, the east side. This will keep roadways clear and helps crews collect debris more quickly.


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