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Latest news on COVID-19 and information on Sullivan's Island entry, restrictions and beach closures.  Click Here.

In an abundance of caution and following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control, Wednesday collection of yard debris will be suspended indefinitely due to the continued spread of COVID-19.  Residents are asked not to place any debris street-side until further notice.  

 Click here to read the final report on Accreted Land Management Plan from Biohabitats.

Click here to read revised pre-proposal draft language for the National Fish and Wildlife Federation's Coastal Resilience Grant Fund. 

Substantial Improvements

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that if the cost of repair, reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvements to a building equals or exceeds 50% of the building's assessed value within a three year period, then the entire building must meet the current flood standards as a new building.

Substantially damaged buildings must also be brought up to current flood standards (i.e. a residence is substantially damaged if the cost of repairs equals or exceeds 50% of the building's depreciated value of improvements before it was damaged).  The value of improvements are cumulative over a three year period.