These are a few tips to help you prepare for hurricane season. More detailed information can be found on the NOAA Hurricane Preparedness website including being able to “Assess your risks and know your home’s vulnerability to storm surgeflooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.” They also have a great list to help you put together a basic disaster supplies kit. For anyone in the Southeast, you can follow Mike’s Weather Page on Facebook for regular updates and info on storms.

For those in South Carolina, there are a number of great resources available. For flooding issues in general, I follow the SC Flood Information Exchange. If you are in the Charleston area, I also follow Rob Fowler on FB and you can also sign up for Charleston County Citizen’s Alert if you want current updates as well as find details about the highway reversals here. For information on evacuations and other alerts, there is now also an app from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division you can download at the Apple App Store or from Google Play. Or you can download the South Carolina 511 App for similar information.

Check out your own area on the NOAA map. 

Written by Nikki Seibert Kelley