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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.
  • All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

    All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:12:28 GMT
    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
  • Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

    Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:59:12 GMT
    A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ...
    A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ...
  • Disturbing social media trend grows

    Disturbing social media trend grows

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:48:26 GMT
    A growing social media trend has parents and firefighters worried nationwide, KPRC reported.
    A growing social media trend has parents and firefighters worried nationwide, KPRC reported.
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