Hurricane Preparedness 2018

..with focus on North Carolina and South Carolina

With Hurricane Florence coming, likely landfall by Thursday, September 13, 2018, I wanted to provide some links about preparedness, especially for those in North Carolina and South Carolina. I have family and friends in the likely impacted areas, and I know they will be getting ready. Hurricane preparedness is something you do if you live in those areas of the East Coast, and can make a big difference to people in an impacted area. My own preparedness experiences was mostly the wildfires in Southern California area. Good planning and preparing makes a lot of difference, and can save lives…

Screenshot, 9/10/18, The Weather Channel
Screenshot, 9/10/18, The Weather Channel

North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness (PDF)

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness (PDF)

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHE), Hurricanes and Floods Web site

Ready NC Web site (includes link for app)

NC 2-1-1, Disaster Preparedness and Assistance

Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) Hurricane Guide

Hurricane Preparedness, Mecklenburg County, NC (Charlotte)

Hurricane Preparedness, Oak Island, NC

Hurricane Preparedness, Myrtle Beach, SC

Hurricanes, Emergency Management, Horry County, SC

National Hurricane Preparedness, National Weather Service (NWS)

Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit (

Hurricanes (FEMA) (includes link to app)