The significance not being prepared for a storm could mean the difference between losing your car, your home, or even your life.
"We need the people to be ready," Haley says. "This is the time that we need you to really do your family planning. Do you have your important papers in a box where you can grab it easily? Do you have a family plan? Do you know which car you're going to take? Do you know what your evacuation route is? Know your zone."
Emergency Management says knowing where to drive plays a crucial role, because if people all flocked to the same highway to evacuate, there would be traffic and mass panic.
Emergency management stresses you should not underestimate and under-prepare for Hurricane Season because of the mild predictions for this year.
"We want you to think about what you're going, about the elderly members of your family, we want you to know what you're going to do with your pets, and how you're going to handle them as well," Haley continues. "So this is really a time we ask residents of South Carolina to plan, to prepare for something that we hope never happens. But to make sure that we're smart about what we're doing, that we're conscious about what we're doing and that we actually help our fellow citizens by being prepared."
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