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Resilience

Choosing a Roofing Contractor. Before installing a new roof or having repairs made, here are things you may want to consider in choosing a contractor. VIEW TEXT

Improving the Wind Resistance of Roof Shingles: Asphalt Shingle Roofs. This bulletin offers construction guidelines on installing an asphalt single roof system. VIEW PDF

Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane. Do you know how to prepare your business for a hurricane? Here are a few important tips. VIEW TEXT

Re-Roofing? This brochure highlights opportunities for reducing wind damage vulnerability when re-roofing. VIEW PDF

Window and Door Protection. This brochure gives important information on protecting openings in your home, such as windows and doors, from wind damage. VIEW PDF

Preventing Floods.
The S.C. Coastal Information Network has compiled an exhaustive list of flood-related links, covering resilience tips from the governmental to the personal level.  http://www.sccoastalinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SC-Flood-Resources-Guide-2017.pdf

Flood Insurance.
Whether or not you live in a designated flood zone, flood insurance is a good idea in coastal regions. This website provides details of the National Flood Insurance Program. www.floodsmart.gov.

Got It Covered? This publication from the S.C. Department of Insurance guides consumers through the process of making sure they are covered for severe weather situations. http://www.doi.sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10278.pdf

Home and Business Resilience. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety promotes effective ways to strengthen homes, businesses, and communities. www.disastersafety.org.


Preparation

South Carolina Hurricane Guide. For the best South Carolina-specific hurricane preparation guide, look to the S.C. Emergency Management.
http://scemd.org/component/content/article/26-guides-and-brochures/142-south-carolina-hurricane-guide

Federal Preparation Tips.
The federal government also has a comprehensive site for hurricane preparation. https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Hurricane Preparation Checklist. A handy checklist that helps you better prepare for a hurricane.  VIEW PDF

Know Your Zone. Coastal residents in South Carolina should take different evacuation routes based on the zone they are leaving from.
http://www.scemd.org/knowyourzone

Sandbag Application. Among the many tips on the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes website is one on the simple steps for effective use of sandbags. http://newsroom.flash.org/news/before-flood-simple-steps-for-effective-use-sandbags.htm

Create a Family Disaster Plan. Sit down with family members and map out a plan so you can react quickly to an evacuation request.
http://www.scemd.org/planandprepare/preparedness/famdiasterplan

Emergency Preparation for Pets.
Our pets are like family members, and they need to be accounted for in emergency planning. http://www.scemd.org/planandprepare/preparedness/preparefor


Recovery

Federal Government Help.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency typically sets up storm-specific disaster recovery links. https://www.fema.gov

Additional Federal Assistance. This website guides you through the various disaster aid programs offered by 17 federal agencies. https://www.disasterassistance.gov

Dealing with Flooding. The S.C. Coastal Information Network has compiled an exhaustive list of flood-related links, covering everything from how to get rid of mold to how to handle the emotional challenges. http://www.sccoastalinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SC-Flood-Resources-Guide-2017.pdf

Who to Call if the Lights Are Out. This list includes phone numbers for all of the power providers in South Carolina. Be patient.
http://scemd.org/component/content/article/19-home-page/plan-and-prepare/212-power-outages

Food Safety in Power Outages. Hurricanes often lead to long power outages, which then prompt questions about how long food can stay in a non-powered refrigerator or freezer and remain safe to eat. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/food/food_safety/emergencies/hgic3760.html

Helping Others. If you have the ability to help others, this website provides links and information to Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. https://www.nvoad.org

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