South Carolina’s official Hurricane Season began June 1st and last until November 30th. Transworld, Inc. is dedicated to educating the community on the dangers hurricanes can present and the proper way to safely react if a storm hits.
Early preparation helps increase safety and reduce stress.
Before a Hurricane:
To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:
Build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan
Know you surroundings and make plans to secure property
Cover all you home’s windows and clear rain gutters
Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed
Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything that is not tied down
During a Hurricane:
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should
Listen to the radio or TV for information
Secure your home, and bring outdoor objects inside
Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed
Turn off propane tank
Evacuate if you are directed by local authorities to do so and be sure to follow their instructions
After a Hurricane:
Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio of the local news for the lastest updates
Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended
Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges
Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company
If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe
Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures for insurance purposes.