#10: Speak Up!

When an emergency occurs, some might require assistance and others might be able to help, so please speak up! If you live alone, have mobility or health issues, don’t drive or otherwise need assistance during a weather emergency, know that help is available.

If you need assistance:

  • For assistance with transportation during an emergency evacuation, call the Town of Seabrook Island at 843-768-9121 to register your name and contact information with them. They are compiling a list of people who may need assistance with transportation to an emergency shelter. The Charleston County Emergency Management Department, 843-746-3800, will provide buses from the Island Center Executive Office at 3690 Bohicket Road to the nearest available shelter. Let your family, neighbors, and friends know how you will evacuate if this becomes necessary. This will prevent them from needlessly worrying about your status.
  • Seabrook Island Village provides some assistance to its members with preparing their home when a hurricane is approaching. For information on how to become a member of Seabrook Island Village, click here or call 843-580-2088.

If you know someone who might need assistance:

  • Check in now with your neighbors who may have mobility or health issues to make sure they have a workable plan for getting to a safe place. They may have things well planned, which will put your mind at ease; but they may need help and advice to prepare for their evacuation. The Town of Seabrook Island asks that if you know someone you believe may need help with evacuation that you identify them to the Town 843-768-9121. Let’s make sure everyone is accounted for and not leave anyone behind during an evacuation.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

Tidelines Editors