October 11, 2016

Post Hurricane Matthew Gratitude

It’s been a few days since Hurricane Matthew left the Lowcountry – but just because it’s gone doesn’t mean that you aren’t dealing with the aftermath. The cleanup for this disaster will take time and patience. Once again, during a trying time, our community came together to be Charleston Strong. I’d like to say thank you to all of those …

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September 6, 2016

Before & During a Hurricane Watch

What to Review your family disaster plan and check your Emergency Supplies Kit to include food and water supplies. Other supplies may include: Flashlight and extra batteries Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries First aid kit and manual Emergency food and water Nonelectric can opener Essential medicines Cash and credit cards Sturdy shoes Review evacuation plans. Learn safe routes inland …

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August 31, 2016

Preparing your home for a Hurricane

We’re in the midst of hurricane season in Charleston, is your home ready for it? Here’s some helping tips from the Charleston County Government:  Check into flood insurance. You can find out about the National Flood Insurance Program through your insurance agent or the Emergency Management Department. There is normally a 30-day waiting period before a new policy becomes effective. …

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August 28, 2016

Are you prepared for a hurricane?

It’s one of the negatives about living on the edge of America – the fact that we can and will be hit by a hurricane. It’s not if but when. As a Charleston native, I remember Hurricane Hugo like it was yesterday. I remember living weeks without power and warm water. The Lowcountry was literally a disaster. We’ve been pretty …

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