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Hurricane Florence Safety & Preparation Guide

Brad Allen

After becoming a Realtor®, I quickly teamed up with my now partner, Mary Lane Sloan, to form The ART of Real Estate with the idea that one agent cann...

After becoming a Realtor®, I quickly teamed up with my now partner, Mary Lane Sloan, to form The ART of Real Estate with the idea that one agent cann...

Sep 30 3 minutes read

With Hurricane Florence approaching the Carolina coast, it is crucial for our residents to not only stay safe, but be informed and prepared.

Our team has compiled together a list of  Safety/Emergency Resources and Preparation Tips that will be valuable during this major hurricane warning.

For More Preparation Tips visit Ready.gov/hurricanes


Safety/Emergency Resources


📲 Hurricane Updates
SC Emergency Management Division
www.scemd.org
1-866-246-0133
SCEG to Report Downed Lines
https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/report-outage-online#LookupByPhone/ReportOutage
1-888-333-4465
SCEG to Report Gas Leaks
https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/safety-preparedness/natural-gas-pipeline-safety
1-800-815-0083


Helpful Preparation Tips


  • Have all important identification and documents on-hand. Reference this link from FEMA for a helpful list.


  • Stock your emergency kit with non-perishable food/snacks & water for at least 3 days, first aid supplies, medications, flashlights & batteries and cash. Charge up all portable chargers. 


  • Have pet food, medications, leashes & carriers ready if needed.  Bring all pets inside prior to storm.  


  • Fill up gas tanks on vehicles, and any extra tanks for generators.  Propane for gas grill (will come in handy to cook if extended power loss). 


  • Fill ziplock bags with water and freeze them – they’ll keep things cold if the power goes out. Fill bathtubs with water (use this to refill toilet tanks). Fill washing machine with water & ice (use for drinks and when it melts, it will drain away). 


  • Clean out coolers – if fridge goes out, put frozen bags and frozen foods in to keep refrigerated foods cool. 


  • If you have kids, download the Netflix app there’s an offline viewing mode.


  • Bring outside patio furniture, umbrellas, trampolines, grills etc inside, or at a minimum secure them. Think about any item outside that could cause damage in high winds.


  • If in direct path of storm & expecting possible losses of property, do a photo or video walk through for insurance purposes prior to evacuation.


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