Bottles (gallons) of water
First aid kit
Hurricane season for the Lowcountry officially begins June 1st every year and ends at the end of November. This time of year can be overwhelming with storms possibly impacting the coast or it can be calm with a possible sign of no hurricanes. Either way, it is always important to prepare for the endless possibilities that hurricane season brings forth.
Hurricane season not only brings on hurricanes but also other threats that can be extremely dangerous. Hurricanes stir up the ocean and the force of the winds pushes water onshore. This is known as a storm surge, which can cause extreme flooding on land. Hurricanes are also accompanied by heavy rains, which can also cause intense flooding inland. High winds can destroy buildings, homes, signs, and can cause outdoor items to be projectiles during a storm.
Several day supply of non-perishable food
Cash and credit card
Extra house and car keys
Paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils
Clothing for several days
Cell phones with chargers
T H R E A T S D U R I N G A H U R R I C A N E
B E F O R E A H U R R I C A N E
List of emergency numbers
W H A T I S H U R R I C A N E S E A S O N ?
Hilton Head Island is a
meaning it protects the
mainland from disasters such as erosion and storms. This is the reason it is highly susceptible to hurricanes.
E M E R G E N C Y K I T E S S E N T I A L S
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