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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.
  • House fire North Charleston

    House fire North Charleston

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:40:16 GMT
    A home on Saddle Creek in North Charleston caught fire Friday morning...
    A home on Saddle Creek in North Charleston caught fire Friday morning...
  • Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

    Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:20:50 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.
  • Taco Bell offering free food for lifetime in "Eleven Lasting Dollars" Contest

    Taco Bell offering free food for lifetime in "Eleven Lasting Dollars" Contest

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:32:39 GMT
    Taco Bell is offering free food for a lifetime.
    Taco Bell is offering free food for a lifetime.
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