Emergency Preparedness

When living on or visiting a coastal barrier island, it is important all residents and visitors remain prepared for potential emergency situations that may require evacuation including:

Hurricanes:  Hurricane season runs from June 1st - November 30th

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods (from other storm events), Fire

South Carolina Emergency Alert System Stations

Charleston

WIWF 104.1 FM

WLFF 106.5 FM

The following tools and links have been provided to help residents and visitors to start making emergency plans.

Edisto Beach Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Bridge Procedures During High Winds

Mobile Apps for Emergencies

 Links & Resources

Evacuation Map

Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA

National Hurricane Center

Situation Reports and News Releases-SC Emergency Management Division

Traffic Cameras-Department of Transportation

Traffic Information-Department of Public Safety/Traffic

National Weather Service

American Red Cross

SC Educational TV and Radio

Animal Emergencies

SC Insurance News Service

Lowcountry Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The American Red Cross Safe and Well Web site (www.redcross.org/safeandwell)  is a free,easy to use tool that can be incorporated into any family's disaster communications plan.  During a disaster, phone lines and other forms of communications methods can fail.  If you are affected by a disaster, a quick registration on Safe and Well can help provide peace of mind to many of your family and friends at once.  The site is always available and during large disasters, the Red Cross helps people register on the site and promotes it the national media.  People who search the site see only the registrant's name, the time at which the registration was completed, and the standard messages the registration chose to share.