Hurricane

  • FEMA provides assistance after the storm. You must be able to get to Red Cross shelters and resources.
  • Florida, Georgia,  Low Country and Coastal areas will be evacuated and routed to or through your area.
  • Stores will be low on supplies, quickly!
  • If asked to evacuate, use the TIPS  to pack a bag for each family member.

2017 SC HURRICANE GUIDE

 

On this website, please download the 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide and read information about road closings, lane reversals, disaster assistance;  wi-fi, radio, television and phone communications; evacuation routes, special needs care and shelters; pet care, farm care and more! http://scemd.org/

 

The Red Cross is soliciting volunteers. Go to their website NOW to become a volunteer.

http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer

 

  • Plan to sustain yourself and your family for at least 5 days.
    • Keep watching the forecast.
    • Know your evacuation routes.
    • Evacuate when you are told!
    • Store your supplies as safely as possible from storm damage.
  • Prepare your home, as possible. Store loose items (flower pots, patio chairs, garden tools, etc.) that can blow away or create damage.
  • Reaching Family Members
    • Check the Hurricane Guide for free Wi-Fi!
    • Know who has a  landline phone. These often work after storms.
    • Download and test a walkie-talkie app for your smartphone.
    • Print or write down telephone numbers. A dead phone is useless!
  • Doing business:
    • Shop small businesses and Black-own business, as possible.
    • These businesses will be impacted greatly by disasters and may not reopen after the storm.
    • Keep all receipts for any work performed after storm.
    • Register with FEMA as quickly as possible, if told to do so.
  • Stock up on:
    • Garbage bags (black, heavy-duty)
    • Zip-loc bags
    • Duct tape
  • Use plastic bags for items for each family member:
    • Fill prescriptions now then store
    • Important papers
    • Medical supplies
    • Sun screen
    • Hat/Caps
    • Undergarments and basic items
    • Hygiene and hair products
    • Durable safe shoes
    • Comfortable, simple garments
  • Stock up on:
    • Batteries (radio, phones, other)
    • Bottle water – you can buy from stores but your tap is FREE!
    • Water tubs – fill your large containers with tap water for cooking, bathing, etc.
    • Plastic bags
  • Check/Stock up on lighting and other supplies:
    • Matches
    • Flashlights
    • Safe candles
    • Radios
  • Stock up on food items:
    • Non-perishable and slow to perish foods such as
      • Canned chicken broth, meats, vegetables, etc.
      • Noodles and vegetables
      • Bread, cookies, chips, nuts
      • Juices, fruits (watermelon, apples, grapes, etc.)
      • Grains
    • Remember special dietary needs
    • Remember food for children and babies
  • Stock up on pesticides:
    • Mosquito
    • Ortho Home Pesticide or similar from Lowes 
  • Stock up on cleaning supplies:
    • Rain bucket – Save your drinking water. Setup a bucket/tub now to catch rainwater for cleaning later!
    • Plastic bucket or tub
    • Plastic gloves for each family member
    • Rags and/or sponges
    • Cleaners and disenfectants
      • Lysol (mold and mildew)
      • Clorox

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)
http://scemd.org/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
https://www.fema.gov/


American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/