List of Emergency Preparedness Links

[Ed. note: The following showed up in our inbox courtesy of a public service organization in North Carolina. Although the content in each link may not be 100% relevant for our readers, there is sufficient content regarding emergency preparedness to be of good value, especially at this time of year.]

With the sudden downpours to which we’re prone at this time of year, and in preparation for storms in the next few months, this is a great time to become educated and prepared if a flood disaster should strike.

FloodSmart Community Resources
https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/partner/partner_index.jsp

Home Safety Checklist
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/home-safety-checklist.php

Red Cross Disaster Safety Checklist
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster-safety-library

How to Protect Your Home From Flood Damage
https://www.redfin.com/blog/2015/03/how-to-protect-your-home-from-flood-damage.html

Emergency Planning – Protect Your Pet
http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/DogTip_EmergencyPlanning.php

How to Avoid Flood Damaged Cars
http://www.carfax.com/guides/buying-used/things-to-avoid/flood-damage

STEM Challenge for Kids – Building Flood Resistant Homes
http://practicalaction.org/beattheflood

I hope these will prove to be useful to you and your audience.

Happy learning!

—Submitted by Jasmine Dyoco
information@educatorlabs.org
http://educatorlabs.org/

SC Hurricane Guide Now Available on Tidelines

Hurricane_Guide_2015The 2015 Hurricane Guide published by the South Carolina Department of Emergency Management is now available on Tidelines by clicking here: Hurricane_Guide_2015.

Seabrookers and others in SC Hurricane risk areas should familiarize themselves with its contents as we approach the fall storm season. Readers can also direct their browsers to this link at the Department of Emergency Management web site and bookmark it for future reference or download the guide to their personal devices: http://bit.ly/1E92C0l

—Submitted by John Gregg
Councilman, Town of Seabrook Island

 

Visitor Captures Video of Dolphins Strand Feeding

Longtime Seabrook visitor Eileen DeCamp captured this impressive video of dolphins strand feeding a few days ago, showcasing some of the abundant wildlife with which we coexist on the Island. Thanks to Kristina Skalak and Kelly Butorac of the Club for sharing.

[Editor’s Note: Everyone loves dolphins, but most people do not realize that NOAA Fisheries officials urge people to move at least 50 yards away from dolphins when they are strand feeding. Use binoculars or zoom lenses on cameras to get good views. Be aware that feeding, attempting to feed, or harassing wild dolphins while feeding is both harmful and illegal. The same goes for touching or swimming with them. Civil penalties and criminal penalties are posted. For more information, click here. Bottom line: Please keep your distance, let them do their thing, and help others become aware of our need to respect these wonderful creatures.]