Community Updates

Sea Pines CSA Operation Updates – 8/30/23 @ 9:30 AM

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 entrance gate into Sea Pines at Greenwood Gate has been reduced to one lane.
  • The Sea Pines Trolley service has been suspended for today (8/30). Depending on the severity of the storm, this service could remain suspended on Thursday (8/31).
  • The Welcome Center Guest Pass Office will discontinue issuing Sea Pines Guest Passes from this location as of 11:00 AM today, August 30th. Property Owners needing a guest pass should contact the Sea Pines Security Dispatch office at 843-671-7170.
  • All Sea Pines daily visitor gate pass sales will be discontinued as of 11:00 AM today, August 30th. If you are in need of access for an emergency repair service, please contact Sea Pines Security Dispatch at 843-671-7170 and provide the service provider’s name, date and time of arrival, and reason for service.


  • The Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Department has made storm preparations and is prepared to respond to storm-related events.
  • 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.
  • All Sea Pines CSA construction activities and work performed by CSA contracted services providers ceased Wednesday evening. 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 are closed today (8/30). Depending on the severity of the storm, these offices could remain closed on Thursday (8/31).
  • Access to Tower Beach and its facilities, The Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and Six Oaks are currently closed and will reopen once conditions permit.
  • 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.
  • Use extreme caution or avoid using the leisure trails within Sea Pines as we are receiving reports of fallen limbs and debris.
  • As the storm approaches, our property owners, guests and visitors are asked to remain indoors and to stay off of the roadways in Sea Pines.
  • Should stormwater inundation occur, please shelter in place until waters have receded.
  • If you must travel this afternoon through tonight, avoid areas of standing water and downed trees across a roadway.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive information or need to modify our services via our communication resources:

Communications from Sea Pines CSA should be secondary to the messages passed from government officials via local TV, radio and emergency management websites. Please monitor local radio and television stations and follow the instructions of emergency officials.