2023 Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Seabrook Island has been spared from the worst of nature’s wrath the past several years. It is important to remember the potential to be hit with many weather emergencies including floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes is ever present.

As we approach the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30, now is the time to plan and prepare for the possibility of a hurricane affecting the Lowcountry.

Tidelines will again provide a series of articles outlining things you can do to be prepared for a weather emergency. The first two articles will provide checklists of preparations to perform early in the summer and then in mid-summer. The first will appear in mid June and the other in July. The third article will provide a checklist of actions to take as a storm approaches and will be published if and when needed. The fourth article will address the steps to take for evacuation and sheltering when deemed appropriate and will be published if and when needed. Our entire Hurricane Hints 2023 can be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website. Look for the dropdown menu. This dropdown also includes a comprehensive listing of resources pertinent to hurricanes.

Last, please keep in mind that the Tidelines staff, all volunteers, will make every effort to keep our followers informed of the status of storms, evacuation procedures, and recovery efforts during such an event assuming we have Internet capability. Please also check the Town of Seabrook Island’s website and watch for SIPOA’s e-blasts. In addition, both the Charleston County Emergency Management Department and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Hurricane Guide contain a wealth of information on hurricanes.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

-Tidelines Editors