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  • Hurricane Tracking Map

    Hurricane Tracking Map

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:57:36 GMT
    Click the link below to download a printable Hurricane Tracking Map.2014 Hurricane Tracking Map
    Printable hurricane tracking map.
  • Coastal evacuation routes

    Coastal evacuation routes

    Thursday, February 21 2013 11:24 AM EST2013-02-21 16:24:18 GMT
    Coastal Evacuation Routes & Reversal Plans (courtesy SCDOT) If you are interested in a particular region of the state and do not want to download the entire evacuation map,
    Coastal evacuation routes.
  • General Hurricane Information

    General Hurricane Information

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:33 PM EST2013-02-20 21:33:18 GMT
    WHAT MAKES UP A HURRICANE? The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist
    General information about hurricanes.
  • Preparation for a storm

    Preparation for a storm

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:32 PM EST2013-02-20 21:32:05 GMT
    The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation). One of the most important decisions
    The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation).
  • Storm Prep: Protecting yourself

    Storm Prep: Protecting yourself

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-02-20 21:30:55 GMT
    During the Storm: • Stay indoors, away from windows, Skylights and glass doors, until the storm has officially passed. Be Careful; it might appear the storm is over, but you may actually be in the
    Storm preparation tips before, during and after a storm.
  • Hurricane shelter list

    Hurricane shelter list

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:29 PM EST2013-02-20 21:29:16 GMT
    If you relocate to a shelter, make sure to bring blankets and pillows, some food for the first day and any necessary medications and sanitary supplies. It is highly recommended that you bring your Emergency
    If you relocate to a shelter, make sure to bring blankets and pillows, some food for the first day and any necessary medications and sanitary supplies.
  • Storm Prep: Marine safety

    Storm Prep: Marine safety

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:27 PM EST2013-02-20 21:27:06 GMT
    Hurricanes have been the cause of many maritime disasters and unfortunately, there is no single rule of thumb that can be used by mariners to ensure safe separation from a hurricane at sea. Instead,
    Hurricanes have been the cause of many maritime disasters and unfortunately, there is no single rule of thumb that can be used by mariners to ensure safe separation from a hurricane at sea.
  • Important phone numbers

    Important phone numbers

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:24 PM EST2013-02-20 21:24:18 GMT
    BERKELEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: (843) 719-4412 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: (843) 719-4166 BUILDING DEPARTMENT: (843) 719-4292 BUILDING PERMITS: (843) 719-4292 CHARLESTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: (843) 202-1700 EMERGENCY
    Important phone numbers.
  • GA medical center giving free take-home drug tests

    GA medical center giving free take-home drug tests

    GA medical center giving free take-home drug tests

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:44 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:44:19 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Atlanta Medical Center say they're giving parents take-home drug tests as part of a back-to-school substance abuse prevention program. Officials say the medical system is distributing drug tests at its campuses in Atlanta and East Point from 4:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday. Officials say the drug tests are being distributed as part of a partnership with notMYKid, a national nonprofit looking to encourage parents teach children the dangers of illegal drugs, among ot...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Atlanta Medical Center say they're giving parents take-home drug tests as part of a back-to-school substance abuse prevention program. Officials say the medical system is distributing drug tests at its campuses in Atlanta and East Point from 4:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday. Officials say the drug tests are being distributed as part of a partnership with notMYKid, a national nonprofit looking to encourage parents teach children the dangers of illegal drugs, among ot...
  • Gamecocks continue focus on Vandy

    Gamecocks continue focus on Vandy

    Gamecocks continue focus on Vandy

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:28:17 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - USC AthleticsThe South Carolina Gamecocks worked out at the Bluff Road practice fields on Tuesday afternoon. The No. 14/16 Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC) are preparing for Saturday's SEC Eastern Division battle with the Vanderbilt Commodores (1-2, 0-1 SEC).Two starters, offensive guard Cody Waldrop (knee) and defensive tackle J.T. Surratt (back) were held out of practice on Tuesday with injuries.“We're getting better,” said linebackers coach Kirk Botkin after Tuesday's practice. “W...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - USC AthleticsThe South Carolina Gamecocks worked out at the Bluff Road practice fields on Tuesday afternoon. The No. 14/16 Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC) are preparing for Saturday's SEC Eastern Division battle with the Vanderbilt Commodores (1-2, 0-1 SEC).Two starters, offensive guard Cody Waldrop (knee) and defensive tackle J.T. Surratt (back) were held out of practice on Tuesday with injuries.“We're getting better,” said linebackers coach Kirk Botkin after Tuesday's practice. “W...
  • Nearly 100 people becoming citizens in Mount Pleasant

    Nearly 100 people becoming citizens in Mount Pleasant

    Nearly 100 people becoming citizens in Mount Pleasant

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:56:33 GMT
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 100 people are becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony marking Constitutional Day in Mount Pleasant. Constitution Day, which is Wednesday, is the anniversary of the day when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 signed the Constitution. It is also known as Citizenship Day. The people taking the loyalty oath at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site represent 45 nations. The citizenship ceremonies have been held at the si...
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 100 people are becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony marking Constitutional Day in Mount Pleasant. Constitution Day, which is Wednesday, is the anniversary of the day when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 signed the Constitution. It is also known as Citizenship Day. The people taking the loyalty oath at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site represent 45 nations. The citizenship ceremonies have been held at the si...
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