By Patrick Phillips | August 3, 2020 at 10:56 AM EDT - Updated August 3 at 1:47 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg did not issue a curfew for Monday night, but recommended everyone stay home after 6 p.m. Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias’s biggest impacts on the Charleston area.
“We’re very hopeful that there won’t be significant impact for this storm but we’re preparing for anything that comes,” Tecklenburg said.
He made the announcement at a news conference at the Gaillard Center.
Tecklenburg said city leaders hope Tuesday will be a “regular business day.”
City offices closed at 1 p.m.
Five city-owned parking garages will allow residents to park their vehicles for free until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Trash and garbage pickups are delayed by one day, and he asked anyone who put their cans out Monday morning to roll them back into a safe spot until Tuesday morning.
The latest forecast track shows Isaias could bring tropical storm-force winds to the Charleston area by 2 p.m.
Forecasters say it could restrengthen into a weak Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph before it arrives off the coast of the Carolinas. The strength of the winds onshore will depend on how far off the coast the storm stays.
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