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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 Greater Charleston Area, including Colleton, Dorchester, and Dorchester Counties, has experienced an unprecedented spell of very low freezing temperatures since 2018 began. The thaw will begin on Monday and that will be the time when damaged water pipes will become apparent. READ MORE >>

Residents of South Carolina’s Edisto Beach community have long awaited the date of December 21, 2017 in anticipation of flood insurance premium reductions and potential refunds on their flood policies. Many home owners will see their property move from the high risk VE flood zone to the moderate risk AE flood zone. 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 >>

  It is still rather warm in the Charleston SC area and folks are still out in their boats. Here are some safety reminders and tips for safe boating: ·         Know the federal, state, and local laws and regulations for South Carolina waters. 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 >>

You live in Summerville, SC and your daughter has graduated from high school and is off the college in a few weeks. You are helping her pack clothes, computers, etc. and remember the recent fire in downtown Charleston that destroyed the home where several college students were living. READ MORE >>

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