Hurricane Surge

Hurricane Season Is Here – Know Your Evacuation Zone

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness, Seasonal

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week May 30 – June 5

Hurricanes are dangerous, because storm surge, wind damage, rip currents, and flooding can all result in significant damage. They can occur anywhere along the United States’ coasts, as well as in any region in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. In the United States, storm surge has historically been the major cause of hurricane-related mortality.

Make An Emergency Plan

Make sure your entire family is aware of and understands your hurricane plan. Include the office, your children’s daycare and any other places you frequent in your hurricane preparations. Make sure your company has a plan in place to keep it running in the event of a calamity. Discuss the newest CDC guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may effect your hurricane preparations.

Evacuation Zones

If you reside in an evacuation zone, you may need to evacuate fast in the event of a hurricane. Learn your escape routes, practice a quick, efficient exit with your family and pets and plan for a place to stay when you leave your home.

Municipal emergency managers who work closely with state, local, tribal and territorial agencies and partners, will give you evacuation instructions. They’ll provide you the most up-to-date advice depending on the threat to your town and the best safety precautions. Recognize the difference between warnings and alerts. You can receive alerts in a variety of ways. Download the FEMA app to get real-time weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different areas across the country. Register for local community alerts and be aware of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), both of which do not require registration.

Hurricane Survival Kit

ProPac Hurricane Survival Kit

Prepare your family with a ProPac Hurricane Survival Kit and emergency plan. The survival kit is a great way to have virtually all the supplies you need in one convenient place. The water resistant pail is ideal for storage. The kit includes an Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Chart and the following items…

  • Propac’s 4-in-1 Flashlight with Crank, Radio, and Cell Phone Charger
  • 4-in-1 Spark Proof Tool
  • Flare Alert Beacons (battery powered), 2 incl.
  • AA Batteries, 4 incl.
  • Multifunction Tool
  • Leather Work Gloves, 2 pairs
  • Goggles, 2 pair
  • Dust Masks, 4 incl.
  • Duct Tape (10 yds), 1 roll
  • Light Sticks (10-12 hrs of light each), 4 incl.
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Plastic Trash Bags, 1
  • Plastic Drop Cloth, 9′ x 12′
  • Signaling Whistle, 4 incl.
  • Tube Tent, 1
  • Rain Ponchos, 4 each
  • 52 Piece First Aid Kit
  • Disposable Medical Gloves, 8 pairs
  • Mylar Emergency Blankets, 2 incl.
  • 1.5 Gallon Water Jug
  • Water Packets (4.227 fl oz each), 20 included
  • Food Bars, 2 packs
  • Can Opener
  • Overnight Hygiene Kits, 4 incl.
  • Toilet Tissue, 1 roll incl.
  • Jr Legal Pad, 2
  • Ink Pen, 2
  • Atlantic hurricane tracking chart
  • 5.3 Gallon Bucket with Tamper-Evident Lid

Purchase your ProPac Hurricane Survival Kit here.