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BEING PREPARED IS THE KEY TO MINIMIZING THE DANGER AND THE DAMAGE.
There are many excellent hurricane guides available so we will just refer you to other web sites for this information...
View the latest South Carolina Hurricane Guide (English and Spanish versions) at www.scemd.org.
South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Routes can be found at www.scdot.org/getting/evacuation
Make sure to print out a copy of the evacuation route by going to www.sctraffic.org
Other good information and related links can be found at www.scinsnews.com
Information on the approaching hurricane itself can be found at the National Hurricane Center of NOAA (www.nhc.noaa.gov)
Download the PDF file for the Lane Reversal for I-26 (SCDOT)
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EVACUATION ZONES PER COUNTY
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|Charleston Co.||Dorchester Co.||Berkeley Co.||Colleton Co.||Beaufort Co.|
We will make a few suggestions about safeguarding the personal property in your home from the hurricane. Your home insurance policy will cover items damaged from a hurricane but our experience would suggest that preventing the damage in the first place is best.
Whether you stay at home or leave, may we make these suggestions:
Close all interior doors in your home. Doing so may confine the hurricane to one room of your home in event a window is broken.
Elevate as much furniture as possible. If water gets into your home, furniture is damaged when the legs are left in the water for a period of time.
Place small pieces of 2 x 4 lumber under the legs of heavier furniture. Elevate 2 to 4 inches.
Lighter furniture can be stacked on top of heavier items. For example, place dining room chairs on top of the dining room table after the table is elevated.
You can also protect the legs by wrapping each leg with tin foil, making sure the foil is also under the leg. · Smaller rugs can be rolled up and placed on top of furniture. ·
If your home is more than one story, smaller items may be taken to a higher floor for protection against flood waters. It is best to put the items in an interior room with no windows, a closet, or bathroom. And close the doors!
Move smaller breakable items, lamps, etc. from tables or mantels and store them in boxes, closets, etc. Remove pictures and other wall ornament from the walls. If a window is broken during the storm, the hurricane force winds will be in your home and such items may be blown around and broken.
If you leave your home, take smaller valuable items (jewelry, silverware, etc.) with you. Take any "treasured" or sentimental items such as pictures of your parents or children, family heirlooms, photo albums, etc. Remember that insurance cannot replace memories!
Safeguarding as many items as possible can help ease the anguish in the aftermath of a storm. Be prepared and Good Luck!