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As hurricane season begins, South Carolina launches new preparedness website


The South Carolina Emergency Management Division launched hurricane.sc, an interactive website to guide people through the fundamentals of being prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms. 

Designed to be a quick, adaptive and flexible online reference, hurricane.sc is accessible on a desktop computer, a smartphone or a tablet. 

“People in potentially vulnerable areas will be able to use this new website along with our other resources to update their emergency plans, know what evacuation zone they’re in and make informed decisions about their personal safety,” SCEMD Director Kim Stenson said. “Hurricane.sc is another tool in the toolbox for people to use when becoming their own emergency managers and being personally prepared for hurricanes.” 

The new website is a virtual companion to SCEMD’s main website, scemd.org, the SC Emergency Manager mobile app and the annual South Carolina Hurricane Guide.

The South Carolina Hurricane Guide will be available at all South Carolina Welcome Centers and at any Walgreens store statewide and at SCDMV offices in Bamberg, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston, Conway, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Kingstree, Ladson, Lake City, Little River, Mullins, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, St. George and Varnville.

In addition to the South Carolina Hurricane Guide and hurricane.sc, the SC Emergency Manager mobile app is a personal tool for emergency planning. Follow the official @SCEMD accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay connected.