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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.
  • 2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

    2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:32:52 GMT
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou...
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou...
  • South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

    South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:30:41 GMT
    Henry McMaster & Boots from new TV adHenry McMaster & Boots from new TV ad
    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a...
    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a...
  • 2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

    2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:27:01 GMT
    Dawn ThompsonDawn Thompson
    Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ...
    Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ...
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