Updated Community Business and School Closings

Academy Kingdom CCC I & II – Closed on Wednesday.

American College of the Building Arts – Will close at 12 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday’s schedule is TBD

Art Institute of Charleston – Closing Tuesday at noon.

Ashley Hall – School will operate on the following early dismissal schedule Tuesday, with all after school activities canceled. Classes canceled Wednesday.

Berkeley County School District – Early dismissal Tuesday. Schools to follow half-day schedule. After school activities and events canceled for Tuesday. All schools closed Wednesday.

Capers Preparatory Christian Academy – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cathedral Academy School and Pre-School – Closed January 28-29

Centura College of Charleston – Closed Tuesday.

Charleston County School District – Four hour school day scheduled for Tuesday, and classes cancelled Wednesday. All after school programs canceled.

Charles Town Montessori will close at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Charles Webb Center will close Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Children’s Discovery Center – The Mt. Pleasant center will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday, and remain closed Wednesday.

Children’s Nook will close at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Colleton County School District – All schools and offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be a delayed opening (time to be determined)

Curious Minds Day School – The St. George school will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

The Children’s Center at Carolina Park in Mt. Pleasant – The center will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Decision will be made Tuesday on Wednesday’s schedule.

Charleston Christian School (West Ashley) – Closed Wednesday.

Charleston Collegiate School – School will dismiss at 12 p.m. Tuesday

Charleston School of Law – Closed Tuesday

Charleston Southern University – Classes will be canceled as of Monday at 3 p.m., with the campus officially closing for faculty and staff at 5 p.m. Will remain closed through Wednesday. Check the CSU website for updates on when the campus will reopen.

The Citadel – Campus will close at noon Tuesday, and remain closed Wednesday.

All classes, meetings and activities are canceled.
Faculty and staff who are not essential for emergency operations should not report to work. Others should follow appropriate check-in procedures.
Essential services for cadets on campus will remain intact, with adjusted hours. The Office of the Commandant will communicate directly with cadets on schedules for those facilities.
It is anticipated that normal schedules will resume Thursday unless conditions require a delay.

Claflin University – Classes and offices will be closed Wednesday.

College of Charleston – All classes canceled on Tuesday and Wednesday at all campuses.

Dorchester County District 2 – Schools closed Wednesday. For Tuesday, all pre-k and mid-day programs are canceled. Extended day open until 2 p.m. Schools will be dismissed at the following times:

Givhans Alternative Program 9:30 a.m.
Elementary Schools 10:30 a.m.
High Schools 11:30 a.m.
Middle Schools 12:30 p.m.
Rollings Middle School 12:00 p.m.

Dorchester County District 4 – Schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dorchester County Career and Technology Center – Scholl will dismiss Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Dorchester Academy – Closed January 28-29

DSJ Academy – Closes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and will be closed all day Wednesday.

ECPI University – The Charleston campus is canceling all Tuesday evening classes.

Faith Christian School – Closed Wednesday.

First Baptist School – The downtown Charleston school will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, and remain closed Wednesday.

Gateway Academy – All three locations around Charleston will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Georgetown County School District – Schools closed Tuesday

Goodwill Child Development Center, Mount Pleasant – Closing at 1 p.m.

Hampton County School District 2 – Early release scheduled for Tuesday. Schools will be closed on Wednesday.

Horry County School District – All public schools will be closed Tuesday
ITT Technical Institute N. Charleston campus will close at 12:30 p.m. on January 28, 2014.

James Island Christian School – Lower school dismissal at 11:30 a.m., upper school dismissal at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Closed on Wednesday. No after school activities.

Limestone College – The extended campus locations will be closed to evening classes Tuesday.

Loving and Learning Education Center – Closed on Wednesday.

Lowcountry Leadership Charter – Noon dismissal at noon. Closed on Wednesday.

Little Oak Little Schools – Early dismissal on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and closed on Wednesday.

Miller-Motte College in North Charleston – Will close at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Learning Center will close at 11 a.m. Tuesday

MUSC classes – The university campus will be closed for all academic activities on Tuesday and Wednesday

MUSC clinics – All MUSC clincs will be closed on Wednesday.

Oak Christian School – The Summerville school will be closed Wednesday

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 – Classes and activities canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 – Classes and activities canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday

Palmetto Christian Academy – Will dismiss students at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and will be closed Wednesday

Park West Preschool – Will be closed Wednesday.

Pinewood Prep – School will dismiss at 1 p.m. Tuesday. There will be no after-school care, athletics, or activities on Tuesday. Will remain closed Wednesday.

Ridge Christian Academy in Summerville – Students will be dismissed at noon Tuesday, with the daycare closing at 1 p.m. School and daycare will be closed Wednesday

Riverpointe Christian Academy – Will close at noon Tuesday, and all day Wednesday.

Ruby’s Academy – Closed on Wednesday.

South Carolina State University – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday and will have a 2-hour delay Thursday, opening at 10:30 a.m.

Southeastern Institute – The Charleston campus will dismiss classes at noon on Tuesday. Evening classes will be canceled

Springview Academy – Summerville and Mt. Pleasant locations will close at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday.

Summerville Baptist Preschool – Closed Wednesday.

Toy Box Daycare – The Knightsville daycare will close at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday.

Trident Academy – Early dismissal Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., closed Wednesday.

Trident County Elite Cheer and Dance will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but the after school will close at 3 p.m. on Tue.

Trident Technical College – All campuses will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

USC Salkehatchie – Classes canceled on Tuesday and Wednesday

Virginia College Charleston campus – Campus will be closing at noon.

Van Buren Academy closing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and closed on Wednesday

Webster University Charleston Metro campus – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Williamsburg County School District -Williamsburg County schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, with a delayed opening on Thursday (Time to be determined)

Wonderful Beginnings Child Development Center – The Charleston and Ladson/Summerville locations will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

ArguAmerica – Closed Tuesday through noon on Wednesday.

American Red Cross Donation Centers – All SC Regional blood donation centers will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority – Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th due to anticipated winter weather. Offices will open again at noon on Thursday, January 30th.

Berkeley Industries Adult Sheltered Workshop in Moncks Corner will be closed Wednesday.

Boeing – Boeing South Carolina will begin suspending normal operation at 3 p.m. on Tuesday due to the winter weather. Boeing will determine by 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, when normal operations will resume.

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Carolina Center of Gynecologic Oncology – Office will be closed Wednesday.

CARTA – CARTA will suspend all services beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday due to the possibility of dangerous conditions on the roadways. Officials say services may resume after 12 p.m. Wednesday depending on conditions.

Charleston Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy – Tuesday evening and Wednesday day shifts have been canceled.

Charleston County Public Libraries – All 16 locations and book drops will close Tuesday at 12 p.m. Will remain closed Wednesday.

Charleston International Airport – Officials say American, Delta, jetBlue, and Southwest have cancelled all flights as of noon Tuesday.

Charleston Jewish Community Center – The West Ashley center will be closed Wednesday.

Charleston and Dorchester Mental Health – Charleston office will close at noon Tuesday. Dorchester office will close at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Charleston Museum- The museum and its historic houses will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Charleston Water Systems – Will close at noon Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. Essential personnel will follow emergency work schedules.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – Will close Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Coastal Pediatrics – Will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday. tentatively will reopen at noon Wednesday.

CPM Federal Credit Union – Beaufort location will close at noon Tuesday, Charleston will close at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and Orangeburg will close at 10:30 a.m.

Disabilities Board of Charleston – All vocational and day services will be closed Tuesday.

East Cooper Community Outreach – Will close Tuesday at 1 p.m. and remain closed Wednesday.

First Baptist Church (Walterboro) – No services Wednesday night.

Flip! Gym – Closed Tuesday for all staff and students

Fresenius Dialysis Clinics – The North Charleston and Charleston County locations will be closed until Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Fruit of the Loom – The Summerville distribution center will close at noon Tuesday, and will resume operations on Thursday. 1st shift at 9 a.m., 2nd shift reports at 3 p.m.

Germain Dermatology – Will close at 12 p.m. Tuesday, and remain closed Wednesday.

Gibbs Museum – Will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday. TBA Wednesday.

Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning, SC will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Will reopen Thursday at 9 a.m.

Historic Charleston Foundation – The organization, its historic houses, the Nathaniel Russell House Museum and the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, and retail location will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

IFA-Rotorion – Officials have canceled 2nd and 3rd shifts for Tuesday. Plant will reopen Wednesday with 1st shift starting at 10 a.m.

Lowcountry Cardiology – Will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. Will operate at normal hours Thursday.

Lowcountry Community Action Agency – Cottageville and Estill Head Start centers will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Lowcountry Leadership Charter – Closes at noon Tuesday, and will remain closed Wednesday.

Lowcountry Orthopedics – Closed for the remainder of the day and Wednesday.

Lowcountry Senior Center – Will close at noon Tuesday, and may be closed Wednesday due to weather. A final decision on Wednesday will be made Tuesday evening.

MEDcare Urgent Care – The Sam Rittenburg Blvd. and Dorchester Rd. locations will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. Will reopen at 9 a.m. with normal business hours Thursday.

MUSC – MUSC Downtown Ambulartory Clinics and all MUSC Physicians Primary Care locations will close Tuesday at 12 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens – Offices will close at 2 p.m. For assistance, call 843-723-2524

Nason Medical Centers – All Lowcountry Nason locations will close at noon Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. Weather permitting, all locations will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Nirenblatt Orthodontists – The North Charleston and West Ashley offices will be closed Wednesday.

North Charleston Rec. Department – All after-school programs canceled for Tuesday.

Northwoods Mall – Closing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, and will reopen at noon Wednesday.

Our Lady of Mercy Outreach – Will close at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Palmetto Pediatrics – Will have regular hours Tuesday, and will be closed Wednesday. Office will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Patriots Point – Will close to visitors at 12 p.m. Tuesday. The museum may remain closed Wednesday, with a delayed opening Thursday.

Port of Charleston – Will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and reopen at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

RAI Clinic – The following locations will be closed until Wednesday at 10 a.m.: Bamberg, Orangeburg, Holly Hill, Mt. Pleasant at East Wall Street, Ravenel at Jacob’s Point, Charlie Hall Blvd., Monck’s Corner, Summerville at Burton St.

Roper St. Francis – The following facilities will be closing:
Roper St. Francis Facilities Closing at NOON, Tuesday

Radiation Therapy

Roper St. Francis Facilities Closing at 2 p.m., Tuesday

Roper St. Francis Cancer Cancer Infusion
Diagnostics centers and labs
Roper St. Francis Express Care
Roper St. Francis Physician Partners practices
All non-patient care departments
Elective surgeries
Roper St. Francis Learning Center
Roper Hospital Diagnostics & ER – Northwoods will be temporarily closed today January 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. for an indefinite period of time – it may reopen tomorrow but a communication to staff will be relayed

Closed/Cancelled on Wednesday

No Outpatients
Roper St. Francis Cancer Infusion and Radiation
Elective surgeries
Roper St. Francis Physician Partners practices
Roper St. Francis Express Care
Diagnostic centers and labs
Roper St. Francis Learning Center
All non-patient care departments

Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday’s opening may be delayed depending on road conditions.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union – All locations will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Southcoast Community Bank – Will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and open at 2 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday (weather permitting).

St. Luke’s Children’s Center in Summerville – Will be closed Wednesday.

State Credit Union – All 18 branches will close Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Tanger Outlets – Will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and will reopen at noon Wednesday.

Tricounty Link – Services will be suspended beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Tricounty Link will look to resume services Wednesday if weather conditions improve.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District – Closed beginning Tuesday until further notice.

Waccamaw Center for Mental Health is closed for Tuesday. Wednesday status is pending.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center – Outpatient clinics at the downtown campus will close from noon Tuesday through noon Wednesday. The Goose Creek clinic is closed all day.. All VA staff should report for their regular tours of duty on Tuesday morning.

Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston – Will close at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and will reopen at 1 p.m. Wednesday (weather permitting).

South Carolina Stingrays hockey – Tuesday nights game vs. Orlando is postponed. Rescheduled for February 25.

Southeastern Spine Institute – Will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. Officials intend to reopen Thursday on a normal schedule.

SC Aquarium – Will close at noon Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday.

Steiberg Lawfirm – Closing Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Super Cool Homework Shop, Mt. Pleasant – Will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

WellnessPlus – Will close Tuesday. Status pending for Wednesday.

GOVERNMENT

Beaufort County Government – All offices will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday.

Berkeley County Government – Government offices will close at noon Tuesday. Courts will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Anyone with hearings should call and re-schedule for Thursday, January 30. Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting has been moved to February 3 at 6 p.m. Public hearing on the Clements Ferry Road widening project scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled.

Charleston County Government – All offices will close at noon Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. The Emergency Operations Center as been activated.

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission – All parks and facilities will close at 12 p.m. Tuesday until further notice. Campground at James Island County Park will remain open for those staying at the site.

City of Charleston – City offices will close at noon Tuesday.

City of Goose Creek – City offices will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday and will reopen at 12 p.m. Wednesday. The Economic Development Study Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.

Department of Public Works – Sanitation services will not be performed Wednesday. Rescheduled for Thursday, January 30.

Colleton County Government – All offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Offices will reopen two hours later than normal on Thursday.

Dorchester County Government – Offices will close at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Dorchester County Court System will also close Tuesday. Public Safety employees will report to work as directed by their supervisors. Will remain closed Wednesday.

Georgetown County Government – All offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday. All recreational department games and programs have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hanahan Municipal Court – Closed Wednesday. Cases will be rescheduled for Feb. 5.

James Island PSD offices – Closed Wednesday, however emergency services will be provided.

Joint Base Charleston – JBC will implement “mission essential personnel” status as of midnight Monday, January 27. Unless you have mission-essential status, you should not report for duty Tuesday, according to officials.
Please see below for information regarding additional services:

– Child Development Center (Air Base/Weapons Station): Closed, Jan. 28.

– Emergency/First Response: Expect reduced response times for things like power outages and traffic incidents.

– Galley and Dining Facility (Air Base/Weapons Station): Open regular hours.

– Commissary (Air Base): Open regular hours.

– Commissary (Weapon Station): Open regular hours

– Food Court (Air Base): Open as normal.

– Air Base Exchange: Closed.

– Naval Exchange and food service vendors: We have not yet confirmed if these will be open and we will update once we have clarity.

For more information on JBC closings, click here.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office – Administrative offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Town of Mt. Pleasant – Will close all administrative offices Tuesday at Noon, and will remain closed Wednesday.

SC Budget and Control Board meeting – The meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. Will be rescheduled at a later date.

Social Security Offices – Offices in Charleston, Beaufort and Walterboro will close at noon Tuesday, and will tentatively open at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

St. George Municipal Court – No court Wednesday. Rescheduled for February 26 at 6 p.m.

Town of Summerville – Town offices will close Tuesday at noon, and officials say offices are likely to remain closed Wednesday.

Judicial court closings – The following counties will close court operations Tuesday: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg. The following counties will follow the same winter weather decisions made by their government officials: Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, and Georgetown.

Cold Weather Before and After tips for Power Outages…

Power Outages During Cold Weather

Wet snow, sleet and freezing rain can sometimes lead to ice and snow buildup on trees and power lines. This buildup either by itself or combined with strong winds can snap tree limbs, causing them to fall and bring down power lines disrupting electrical service.

Tips for dealing with a possible power outage during cold weather:
Before an Outage

Check flashlights and portable radios to ensure that they are working, and you have extra batteries as part of your Emergency Kit along with food, water and other key supplies. A radio is an important source of weather and emergency information during a storm.
If a storm is coming that may bring power outages, fully charge your cell phone, laptop, and any other devices in advance of a power outage.
Keep extra batteries for your phone in a safe place or purchase a solar-powered or hand crank charger. These chargers are good emergency tools to keep your laptop and other small electronics working in the event of a power outage. If you own a car, purchase a car phone charger because you can charge your phone if you lose power at your home.
Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and messages from MEMA. Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.
If a storm is coming that may bring power outages and you have a water supply (such as a well-water pump system) that could be affected by a power outage, fill your bathtub and spare containers with water. Water in the bathtub should be used for sanitation purposes only, not as drinking water. Pouring a pail of water from the tub directly into the bowl can flush a toilet.
Set your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings (remember to reset them back to normal once power is restored). During an outage, do not open the refrigerator or freezer door. Food can stay cold in a full refrigerator for up to 24 hours, and in a well-packed freezer for 48 hours (24 hours if it is half-packed).
Have sufficient heating fuel, as regular sources may be cut off. Have emergency heating equipment and fuel (a gas fireplace, wood burning stove or fireplace) so you can keep at least one room livable. Be sure the room is well ventilated.
Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows to keep cold air out.
Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide insulation.
To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspapers, covering the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture. Let faucets drip a little to avoid freezing.
Know how to shut off water valves. If pipes freeze, remove insulation, completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they are most exposed to the cold. A hand-held hair dryer, used with caution, also works well. Do not use torches or other flame sources to thaw pipes as this cause fires.
If you have medication that requires refrigeration, check with your pharmacist for guidance on proper storage during an extended outage.
If you use medical equipment in your home that requires electricity, talk to your health care provider about how you can prepare for its use during a power outage. Ensure you have extra batteries for medical equipment and assistive devices.
If you have life-support devices that depend on electricity, contact your local electric company about your power needs for life-support devices (home dialysis, suction, breathing machines, etc.) in advance of an emergency. Some utility companies will put you on a “priority reconnection service” list. Talk to your equipment suppliers about your power options and also let the fire department know that you are dependent on life-support devices.
Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.
Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.
Consider purchasing a generator to provide power during an outage. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and know how to use it safely before an outage.
Find out about individual assistance that may be available in your community if you need it. Register in advance with the local emergency management agency, the local fire department, other government agencies or non-profit groups. Tell them of your individual needs or those of a family member and find out what assistance, help or services can be provided.

During an Outage

Do not call 9-1-1 to report your power outage or to ask for information, use 9-1-1 only for emergencies. Call your utility company to report the outage and get restoration information.
Check in on friends, family, and neighbors, particularly those most susceptible to extreme temperatures and power outages such as seniors and those with access and functional needs.
If the power is out, use flashlights or other battery-powered lights if possible, instead of candles. If you must use them, place candles in safe holders away from anything that could catch fire. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when using a generator. Always use outdoors, away from windows and doors. Carbon Monoxide fumes are odorless and can quickly accumulate indoors. Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator directly into household wiring, a practice known as “backfeeding.” This is extremely dangerous and presents an electrocution risk to utility workers and neighbors served by the same utility transformer. It also bypasses some of the built-in household circuit protection devices.
Ensure that your smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors are working correctly and have fresh batteries. Check your outside fuel exhaust vents, making sure that they are not obstructed by snow or ice. Never use cooking equipment intended for outside use indoors as a heat source or cooking device.
Dress for the season, wearing several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Wear hats, mittens, scarves and other clothing to keep your entire body warm. If you need it, see if your community has “warming centers” or shelters open.
Watch for signs of frostbite: loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in the extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek medical help immediately.
Watch for signs of hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove any wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages, if the victim is conscious. Get medical help, as soon as possible.
Snowdrifts can be used as a makeshift freezer for food. (Be aware of attracting animals).
Snow can be melted for an additional water source.
If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets.
In order to protect against possible voltage irregularities that can occur when power is restored, you should unplug all sensitive electronic equipment, including TVs, stereo, VCR, microwave oven, computer, cordless telephone, answering machine and garage door opener.
Leave on one light so that you’ll know when your power returns.
If a traffic light is out, treat it as a four-way stop.

After an Outage

Be extra cautious if you go outside to inspect for damage after a storm. Downed or hanging electrical wires can be hidden by snowdrifts, trees or debris, and could be live. Never attempt to touch or moved downed lines. Keep children and pets away from them.
Do not touch anything power lines are touching, such as tree branches or fences. Always assume a downed line is a live line. Call your utility company to report any outage-related problem such as downed wires.
Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!

Closings and Delays for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Ashley Hall – School will operate on the following early dismissal schedule Tuesday, with all after school activities canceled

EEC Half-Day students: 11:00-11:15am
EEC Full-Day students: 11:30am-12:00pm
Kindergarten: 11:30am
Grades 1 and 2: 11:45am
Grades 3 and 4: 12:00pm
Grades 5-12: 12:15pm

Berkeley County School District – Early dismissal Tuesday. Schools to follow half-day schedule. After school activities and events canceled for Tuesday

Capers Prepatory Christian Academy – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cathedral Academy School and Pre-School – Closed January 28-29

Charleston County School District – Four hour school day scheduled for Tuesday. All after school programs canceled.

Charles Town Montessori will close at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Charles Webb Center will close Tuesday at 3p.m.

Children’s Nook will close at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Colleton County School District – All schools and offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be a delayed opening (time to be determined)

Curious Minds Day School – The St. George school will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

The Children’s Center at Carolina Park in Mt. Pleasant – The center will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Decision will be made Tuesday on Wednesday’s schedule.

Charleston Collegiate School – School will dismiss at 12 p.m. Tuesday

Charleston School of Law – Closed Tuesday

Charleston Southern University – Classes will be canceled as of Monday at 3 p.m., with the campus officially closing for faculty and staff at 5 p.m. Check the CSU website for updates on when the campus will reopen

The Citadel – Campus will close at noon Tuesday. No decision made on Wednesday.

College of Charleston – Classes canceled on Tuesday

Dorchester County District 2 – All pre-k and mid-day programs are canceled. Extended day open until 2 p.m. Schools will be dismissed at the following times

Givhans Alternative Program 9:30 a.m.
Elementary Schools 10:30 a.m.
High Schools 11:30 a.m.
Middle Schools 12:30 p.m.
Rollings Middle School 12:00 p.m.

Dorchester County District 4 – Schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dorchester County Career and Technology Center – Scholl will dismiss Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Dorchester Academy – Closed January 28-29

First Baptist School – The downtown Charleston school will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Georgetown County School District – Schools closed Tuesday

Hampton County School District 2 – Early release scheduled for Tuesday. Schools will be closed on Wednesday.

Horry County School District – All public schools will be closed Tuesday

James Island Christian School – Lower school dismissal at 11:30 a.m., upper school dismissal at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. No after school activities.

Lowcountry Leadership Charter – Noon dismissal at noon. Closed on Wednesday.

Little Oak Little Schools – Early dismissal on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and closed on Wednesday.

Miller-Motte College in North Charleston – Will close at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Learning Center will close at 11 a.m. Tuesday

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 – Classes and activities canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 – Classes and activities canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday

Palmetto Christian Academy will dismiss students at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Pinewood Prep – School will dismiss at 1 p.m. Tuesday. There will be no after-school care, athletics, or activities on Tuesday.

Ridge Christian Academy in Summerville – Students will be dismissed at noon Tuesday, with the daycare closing at 1 p.m. School and daycare will be closed Wednesday

South Carolina State University – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday and will have a 2-hour delay Thursday, opening at 10:30 a.m.

Southeastern Institute – The Charleston campus will dismiss classes at noon on Tuesday. Evening classes will be canceled

Trident Academy – Early dismissal Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., closed Wednesday.

Trident County Elite Cheer and Dance will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but the after school will close at 3 p.m. on Tue.

Trident Technical College – All campuses will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday
MUSC classes – The university campus will be closed for all academic activities on Tuesday

USC Salkehatchie – Classes canceled on Tuesday and Wednesday

Virginia College Charleston campus – Campus will be closing at noon.

Van Buren Academy closing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and closed on Wednesday

Williamsburg County School District -Williamsburg County schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, with a delayed opening on Thursday (Time to be determined)

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Charleston County Government – All offices will close at noon Tuesday.

Dorchester County Government – Offices will close at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Dorchester County Court System will also close Tuesday. Public Safety employees will report to work as directed by their supervisors. May remain closed Wednesday depending on weather conditions.

Georgetown County Government – All offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday. All recreational department games and programs have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Colleton County Government – All offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Offices will reopen at 10 a.m Thursday.

CARTA – CARTA will suspend all services beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday due to the possibility of dangerous conditions on the roadways. Officials say services may resume after 12 p.m. Wednesday depending on conditions.

Charleston County Public Libraries – All 16 locations and book drops will close Tuesday at 12 p.m. No decision made for Wednesday.

Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning, SC will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Will reopen Thursday at 9 a.m.

Berkeley Industries Adult Sheltered Workshop in Moncks Corner will be closed Wednesday.

Hanahan Municipal Court – Closed Wednesday. Cases will be rescheduled for Feb. 5.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District – Closed beginning Tuesday until further notice.

SC Budget and Control Board meeting – The meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. Will be rescheduled at a later date.

Waccamaw Center for Mental Health is closed for Tuesday. Wednesday status is pending.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center – Outpatient clinics at the downtown campus will close from noon Tuesday through noon Wednesday. The Goose Creek clinic is closed all day.. All VA staff should report for their regular tours of duty on Tuesday morning.

South Carolina Stingrays hockey – Tuesday nights game vs. Orlando is postponed. Rescheduled for February 25.

SC Aquarium – Will close at noon Tuesday.

Judicial court closings – The following counties will close court operations Tuesday: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg. The following counties will follow the same winter weather decisions made by their government officials: Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, and Georgetown.

Moncks Corner Mayor William Peagler

Mayor Peagler, who has served as Mayor of Moncks Corner, SC is running for Berkeley County Supervisor. Bryan asks him about the Hwy 41 Bridge, Crime, Massive Growth, The Daniel Island Battle and more. What does he think the main problem is, with all of these things? It centers one thing….Listen for an update on Berkeley County.

Shocking…what one Social Worker said while taking this child away.

South Carolina seems have a DSS (Department of Social Services) running wild with the law. You won’t believe what one social worker said in front of a five year old to her father based on a conversation some teacher heard on a playground. What did she say that’s so shocking?..Bryan explains.