Category Archives: Weather

Next King Tide – July 30-August 3

Please be aware that the next King Tide that could affect Seabrook Island will occur July 30-August 3. The term “King Tide” is used to describe a non-scientific term for astronomic tide that people in the Lowcountry often use to describe … Continue reading

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#7 Hurricane Hint: Update Cell Phone Contacts

Now is the time to make sure you have current phone numbers you might need in the event of a weather disaster: family members, friends and neighbors, your insurance companies, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc., your builder or handyman, the companies from whom … Continue reading

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#6 Hurricane Hint: Plan for Your Pets

Pets are important members of our families. Just like all members of a family, it is important to include them in our disaster preparation plans. For tips on how to prepare your pets for emergencies, click here. In an evacuation, … Continue reading

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#5 Hurricane Hint: Plan for Medical Needs

It is possible that in the event of a major disaster, we could face evacuation and be away from our homes for weeks or longer. Now is the time to plan for how you will obtain your prescriptions and medical … Continue reading

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King Tide July 3 – 4

Please be aware that the next King Tide that could effect the island will occur July 3 – 4, 2019. The term “King Tide” is used to describe the highest seasonal tides that naturally occur each year. In some cases, … Continue reading

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#4 Hurricane Hint: Gather Important Documents

In the event of a hurricane or other disaster, you will want to make sure you have important documents in a safe place. Most of us have our homeowner, wind and hail, flood and other insurance policies in hardcopy as … Continue reading

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Four Lessons Learned From the Past Three Years of Destructive Hurricanes

Hurricane season has started and you’ve seen that Tidelines is rolling out its annual Hurricane Hints series to help us all understand the dangers of hurricanes and the need to make preparations for evacuation or sheltering in place. In addition, the … Continue reading

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#3 Hurricane Hint: Secure Your Property

Do you have any loose or missing shingles on your roof? Is your roof sheathing properly installed? Are the main electric panel board, outlets and switches above potential flood waters? Now is the time to assess your structure and make … Continue reading

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A Recap of 2019 Disaster Awareness Day

The Towns of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands host an annual event, Disaster Awareness Day, to help residents be mindful and prepared for the various problems that beset our islands – – hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, etc.  This year it was held … Continue reading

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#2 Hurricane Hint: Purchase Supplies

There are several things you should purchase to help you be prepared for a disaster, such as flashlights and batteries, bottled water, and food that doesn’t need to be cooked. You might want tarps to cover damaged sections of your … Continue reading

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Reminder: Disaster Awareness Day – June 14

Please join us! Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island 2019 Disaster Awareness Day Friday, June 14, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Seabrook Island Clubhouse 3772 Seabrook Island Road Complimentary lunch will follow. This program will focus on hurricane preparedness covering … Continue reading

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#1 Hurricane Hint: Clean Out the Ground Floor

You need to be prepared for flooding on the ground floor of your home. Now is the time to clean the basement/garage. Discard the boxes that have been piling up down there. Move yard chemicals and fertilizers up onto a … Continue reading

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