* Saturday, September 14, 2019
This page will be updated as information becomes available.
The photos above show the difference in the pile between Aug. 8 and Sept. 13, 2019.
The Okatie Elementary School sensor and Sun City sensor are both currently in the “Good” range. Please refer to the interactive DHEC map to access real time air quality information. The Sun City sensor is back on line. A landscaping crew had cut the power cord, but it has been repaired and buried.
|Total Trucks through 9/13||1,143|
|Total Tons through 9/13||10,553|
|Trucks as of 3:00 PM 9/14||101|
|Tons as of 3:00 PM 9/14||834|
Please note: The number of trucks leaving the site each day varies depending on the weather and firefighting activities. Also, the tons per truck are estimated on days when landfill receipts are not available at the time of this update.
There have been 260 truck loads of material removed from the site in the past two days.
Sunday’s activities will be limited to air monitoring and fire suppression (if needed). The next daily update will be provided Monday, September 16, 2019.
Smoke forecast through Monday, September 16, 2019:
Winds should be consistent from the east to northeast after sunset, which would shift the plume towards the southwest. The highest smoke concentrations are expected to be in close proximity of the fire, especially within about ¼ mile of the facility. Beyond mid-morning hours (through sunset) each day, any remnant smoke in the air should disperse efficiently. For Saturday through Monday, any significant smoke during the morning hours of each day will likely be transported towards the west and southwest, with periods of low cloudiness in the morning and a chance of showers and thundershowers in the afternoon. Winds should be from the E-NE at 5-10 mph Saturday through Sunday, and up to 15 mph on Monday. Thus, portions of the Sun City subdivision are more likely to witness smoke during the morning hours if fire flare-ups occur. Smoke is not expected to be a problem during the afternoon hours each day. Please note that locations closest to the Able Contracting facility along Schinger Avenue are more likely to experience smoke at any given time.
The Able Contracting Information Hotline has been established to provide the daily forecast and allow community members to leave messages if they have additional questions. The Smoke Forecast Hotline phone number is 803-898-4262 or 1-800‐204-1842.
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This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available.