CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Hurricane Preparedness Week kicked off on Sunday, and with less than a month until the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, now is a great time to ensure you are prepared for any possible tropical impacts to our area.

Sunday’s theme was “know your risk.” Of course, here in the Lowcountry we are at the mercy of storm surge, inland flooding, and all modes of weather associated with tropical systems.

Monday’s focus is having an evacuation plan at the ready. Here’s a few important things to keep in mind:

-Do you live in an evacuation zone?

-If so, make sure you have multiple routes planned in case an evacuation is necessary. Follow evacuation orders as they are given.

-Pack that supply bag ahead of time. Make sure that it is ready to go before an evacuation is ever necessary. (Check back in tomorrow as the focus is making that supply kit.)

-Don’t forget about your pets. Make sure to include them in your evacuation plans. Plan ahead for any supplies they might need as well.