2019 SC Hurricane Season Preparations

The 2019 Hurricane season officially began on June 1st, 2019 and will continue through November 30th, 2019. Please see below for links and information on emergency preparedness presented by the SC Emergency Management Division, City of Charleston and Berkeley County.

SC Emergency Management Division:

The S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) has released the official 2019 South Carolina Hurricane Guide. SCEMD and partner agencies have updated the Guide for the 2019 hurricane season. It details useful information on what residents should do before, during and after the landfall of a major hurricane.

The online edition of the 2019 Hurricane Guide is available for download HERE. The South Carolina Hurricane Guide is updated annually by SCEMD in collaboration with local and state partners of the S.C. Emergency Response Team. All information contained in the Guide is valid at the time of publishing each year, but is subject to change depending on actual storm conditions.

Sections of the guide include watches and warnings, tips on insurance, tips on preparing for an evacuation with pets, your zone, basic disaster supplies to have and steps to keep in mind when returning home after a major storm.

SCEMD, county emergency managers and the National Weather Service urge citizens to take time now to prepare for major emergency like hurricanes by reviewing their family emergency plans, developing a disaster supplies kit and talking with family members about what could happen during a crisis.

The SCEMD website is a helpful tool and has numerous links to help you prepare for all sorts of disasters that could occur. You can view their website HERE.

City of Charleston:

Flood Zones: The City of Charleston also has some helpful information regarding flood zones on their website HERE. Some useful links include the latest FEMA Flood Maps, information on flood zone types, what to do before a flood and more. This information may be useful to residents should a flood occur.

Emergency Management: Charleston County’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) provides leadership and assistance in an effort to reduce the loss of life and property in Charleston County from a variety of man-made and natural hazards through an effective emergency management program based on the Four Phases of Emergency Management Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Find out more information on their website HERE.

Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness:

To serve the citizens of the County through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness goal is to save lives and to protect property through coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers. The Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department continually works hard to ensure the County is prepared for any and all types of potential disasters. Find out more information on their website HERE.

When we are notified of a potential storm, we increase our communication to residents regarding the storm and additional useful information via our Newsletter, our website and our Facebook Page (Daniel Island Property Owners Association). We recommend all residents sign up for our Newsletter as this is our best form of communication.