The 2016 Hurricane Guide is Here

Hurricane Prepping in Coastal Regions is Just as Important in Rock Hill.

On September 21st, 1989, South Carolina was ravaged by Hurricane Hugo. Though Rock Hill isn’t a coastal town, our city felt the effects in full 27 years ago when Rock Hill’s entire power grid was destroyed in the storm and debris so extensive it would take nearly two years to remove littered streets, yards, and lots.

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30.

With hurricane season in full swing, it’s time to download your free 2016 South Carolina Hurricane Guide from SCEMD, especially if you have plans for a fall road trip near the coast.
For those of you who prefer paper, there are copies of the Guide at all South Carolina Welcome Centers, at any Walgreen’s store in the state and at SCDMV offices in Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg Counties, according to the SCEMD.

Here are some highlights of the Guide:

  • Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 throughNovember 30.
  • Some Highlights:
  • NOAA Weather frequencies
  • Local radio and television stations in the Emergency Alert System
  • S.C. Department of Insurance recommendations
  • Category classifications
  • Hurricane Preparation Checklists
  • S.C. Traffic camera locations
  • Hurricane preparedness for pets
  • S.C. hurricane evacuation routes

You can download the guide here.