Category Archives: Weather

#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

In an evacuation, don’t leave your pets behind. Locate hotels beyond our evacuation area that are pet-friendly. Our evacuation area is North Augusta, so plan to drive to a location beyond North Augusta. If Charleston County is opening shelters for residents, … 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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#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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#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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#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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Vital Information Shared on Disaster Awareness Day

The 2018 Disaster Awareness Day held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, was attended by a standing-room-only crowd of approximately 150 residents of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Exhibits by a variety of agencies provided important takeaway information about emergency preparedness and … 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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Hurricane Season Begins June 1

As you know, our island has the potential to be hit with many weather emergencies – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and even ice storms. Hurricane season runs from June through November. Usually, we receive warnings that a hurricane is imminent … Continue reading

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New Stormwater Check Valve

Stormwater check valves prevent tidal waters from flooding roadways during higher than normal high tide events.  This valve is located near the intersection of Seabrook Island Road and Wood Duck Place.  The new valve is 42″ in diameter and will … Continue reading

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Disaster Awareness Day – June 13

21st Annual Kiawah & Seabrook Disaster Awareness Day When:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ______Complimentary wine reception from 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where:  Kiawah Island Municipal Center _______4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway The Atlantic hurricane season runs … Continue reading

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Care of Plants After a Freeze

The Clemson Cooperative Extension has issued a publication about winter cold damage to outdoor plants.  One of the articles talks about what to do now that plants have been injured by the recent unusually cold weather. “Do not be in … Continue reading

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