DI News History - August 30, 2018
TEN YEARS AGO – Are you prepared for an emergency?
In the August 30, 2008 issue of The Daniel Island News, an article featured the community’s emergency preparedness. The important topic was the focus of a Daniel Island Neighborhood Association meeting, at which regional officials addressed the issue. Their question to residents was, are you prepared?
“…I’d hate to say you are perfectly safe under all conditions (on Daniel Island),” said Tom Smith, Berkeley County’s director of emergency preparedness at the time, to the captive DINA audience. “That’s not going to be the case.”
Among the concerns discussed at the meeting was the impact of a hurricane-induced storm surge at high tide. According to Smith, normal Carolina tides run about three to five feet, but in October the level could reach up to seven feet. A high tide, plus a storm surge, could add up to big problems for Daniel Island residents, Smith explained.
“There are only six points on Daniel Island that are higher than 20 feet above sea level,” he noted.
One tool that was suggested at the meeting was for residents to register their cell phones for “emergency text alerts” through the state’s REACH program www.reachsc.com.
The centerspread article was about the growing trend of Americans buying green, eco-friendly products.
The article suggested some consumers resist because of entrenched stereotypes involving creature comforts and cost. They assume that being green is to live a Spartan lifestyle and that all green products inherently cost more.
But technological innovations, broader product lines and increasingly competitive consumer pricing began to make it easier for the average, budget-conscious family to choose earth-friendly consumer products without living an ascetic, technology-starved existence.
FIVE YEARS AGO - New improvements to Daniel Island Drive and Clements Ferry Road
The issue of two new construction projects involving Daniel Island and Cainhoy area roadways were featured topics in the August 29, 2013 issue of The Daniel Island News. It was announced that plans were moving forward on one project to add a bike and recreational path to connect Thomas Island and Daniel Island. The other project promised to widen the Clements Ferry Road corridor between Daniel Island and Jack Primus Road. While phase one of the Clements Ferry Widening project is in full force, the bike and recreational path on Daniel Island Drive has not yet started.