Hurricane Preparedness

WATCH—Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.
WARNING—Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.

National/Federal Resources:

National Hurricane Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(or NOAA home page )

American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross

American Red Cross American Red Cross Hurricane Preparedmess

Center for Diseason Control and Prevention

 Food safety check list (PDF)
Returning Home after a Hurricane or Flood

    English  |  Spanish

Locate your local Red Cross chapter >

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


BEFORE a hurricane

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Evacuation Routes

Pesticide Safety Precautions

Pesticide and Storms – What to Do About Your Pesticides Before a Storm (PDF)

Plan for Tomorrow’s Flood – A Flood Response Plan for Agricultural Retailers (PDF)
A much more detailed publication for agricultural chemical dealers (and larger agricultural operations)

Agriculture/Forestry/Natural Resources

Livestock-Poultry Health

Food & Water

Food Safety In Power Outages (Clemson Extension's HGIC)

Food Safety In Freezer Failures (HGIC)

Food Safety in Hurricanes and Floods (HGIC)

Seguridad de los Alimentos durante Huracanes e Inundaciones (HGIC)

Food Safety After a Tornado (HGIC)

Food Safety After a Fire (HGIC)

Hurricane Checklists:

Watch (WIS News 10, Columbia)

Warning (WIS News 10, Columbia)

Meals Shopping List

Pet Friendly Motels

Tropical Weather Map
(Weather Underground, Inc. website)

DURING a hurricane

USA Today

Storm Surge