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The only way to really know if a flood or potential flood is a threat to me personally is through reporting by my local news and media.   FALSE. Local news and media are good sources of information but are subject to outages and interruptions. Wireless Emergency Advisories are available on your mobile device, and are free. READ MORE >>

A pickup or a large SUV can safely drive through floodwater.   FALSE.  12 inches of water can carry off a small car. 18 inches can sweep away the SUV! Moreover, the road beneath the water may be damaged and the water much deeper than it appears. Do not take the risk. READ MORE >>

Flash floods are only a concern for areas near streams and rivers.   FALSE. Flash flooding is caused by heavy rainfall. Flash flood are the most dangerous kinds of floods because they combine the destructive power of floodwaters with incredible speed.   READ MORE >>

  It really did snow in Charleston, South Carolina on January 3!  About 5 to 6 inches worth! Live Oak trees and Spanish moss and snow – that is an odd combination for sure! Absolutely amazing and such a beautiful sight to see – at least for the first day or so! READ MORE >>

  The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as Small Business Saturday, a reminder to buy locally rather than from the national outfits. Shopping at your local Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Walterboro, or Charleston small retail store business helps your friends and neighbors, and the local economy. READ MORE >>

   Is my business in Summerville SC required to have workers compensation insurance? South Carolina Code of Laws states that businesses with more than three (3) employees must have a workers compensation policy in effect. READ MORE >>

The South Carolina  department of motor vehicles requires a golf cart to carry liability insurance if driven on secondary roads.  The speed limit on secondary roads or highways can not exceed 35 miles an hour. You must have a valid driver's license and be at least 16 years old.  READ MORE >>

             Some simple actions include: ·         Drain the pipes if your home has a water shut-off value. ·         Wrap any outside pipes if the water cannot be drained from the pipes. READ MORE >>

C.T. Lowndes Employees donated their time, money and energy to cook a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.         They also provided much needed supplies for the center. READ MORE >>

HURRICANE MATTHEW – INSURANCE CLAIMS The storm has passed and it is time to assess damages. Hopefully, your damages are minimal. Here are some things to keep in mind. 1)      Know what your insurance policy’s wind deductible is. READ MORE >>

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