Community Updates

Hurricane Idalia Update: Tropical Storm Warning Issued for our Area

Hurricane Idalia Update From The National Weather Service
Idalia is expected to strengthen to Major/CAT 3 Hurricane in NE Gulf later today/tonight.

Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch & Flood Watch Issued for our Area

  • A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours
  • A Storm Surge Watch means life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, is possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.
  • A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Please keep a close eye on the weather, as conditions can change quickly. For the latest forecast please visit

Sea Pines CSA Update: Monitoring & Preparing for Hurricane Idalia

If you have not done so already, please take this time to secure anything that may be impacted by tropical storm force winds. Secure outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and other lightweight items that are not tied down.

In an effort to keep you updated on Sea Pines CSA services and operations, please note the following items below:

  • The Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Department has made storm preparations and is prepared to respond to storm-related events.

Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Staff conduct line jetting on Lighthouse Road

Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Staff installing a high volume dewatering pump on Light House Road

  • Stormwater System Update: In order to get ahead of the potential heavy rainfall, staff have placed large portable high-volume dewatering pumps in strategic locations throughout the community to assist in lowering lagoon levels. These pumps will remain running as long as it is safe for our staff to operate them throughout the storm. These pumps will also be used after the storm to assist in the removal of stormwater from the community.
  • We continue to actively monitor the tidal control structures on our lagoon system to prevent as much tidal inflow as possible. We continue to actively manage the Lawton Canal pump station to move water out of the community.
  • Access to The Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Six Oaks Cemetery will close as of 5:00 pm today (8/29) and will reopen once conditions permit.
  • All Sea Pines CSA construction activities and work performed by CSA contracted services providers will cease today (8/29) at 7:00 pm. Timing on when work will resume in these locations is based on storm impacts.
  • Sea Pines CSA Administration Office, Sea Pines ARB and the Sea Pines Community Center will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday (8/30). Depending on the severity of the storm, these offices could remain closed on Thursday (8/31).
  • Tower Beach and it’s facilities will be closed tomorrow (8/30). Depending on the severity of the storm, this location could remain closed on Thursday (8/31).
  • The Sea Pines Pass Office, Sea Pines entrance gates, security, Welcome Center, and our security dispatch phone line at 843-671-7170 are all operational at this time. These locations will remain staffed throughout the storm, unless storm conditions threaten the safety of staff. We will notify you in advance if these services need to be modified due to storm conditions.
  • Parking Lots along Power Line Easement:
  • To continue to allow Santee Cooper unobstructed access to the major transformer lines in Sea Pines, please do not park vehicles in lot numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10.
  • As the storm approaches tomorrow (8/30), our property owners, guest and visitors are asked to remain indoors and to stay off the roadways and leisure trails in Sea Pines.