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Horry County provides Hurricane Preparedness Guide

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County offers preparedness tips in the event of a hurricane.

According to Horry County’s website, there is information about hurricane evacuation zones, a family disaster plan, emergency supply kits, and a plan for pets.

Preparedness tips and actions include:

  • Review insurance policies
  • Take pictures or videotape the inside and outside of the home to include personal belongings
  • Put copies of important documents in a safe place, preferably a waterproof container
  • Fill prescriptions that might be needed and stock up on any necessary medical supplies
  • Listen to the radio or television for hurricane updates and public safety information
  • Keep the fuel tank as full as possible
  • Have enough cash for a few days because ATM’s may not work during power outages and stores might not be able to take debit and credit cards
  • Protect doors and windows
  • Secure roof shingles
  • Seal openings, cracks and holes
  • Strengthen soffits
  • Test your generator proper operation
  • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting in anticipation of losing power - open only when necessary.

For more information about annual preparedness activities, actions during the threat of a hurricane, and mitigation tips for the home, and pets click here.  

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