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Although flooding, tropical weather, and winter weather are common hazards in the Low Country, it is important to consider other types of emergencies and disasters. Natural, technological and intentional hazards have the potential to impact our area. You can help prepare yourself and family by making and emergency plan and family communicaitons plan. You can also build emergency kits to store in your home and car. See our website for Individual Preparedness to learn more.
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Depending on your property's flood risk, you may be federally required to have flood insurance for your property while it is under a loan. The amount of flood insurance coverage required is determined by the National Flood Insurance Program. Even if you are not required to have flood insurance, it is a good idea to consider adding it to your insurance policy.
An Emergency Operations Center is a place where coordination of information and resources occurs in order to support an emergency or disaster response. The Town's EOC is located at Town Hall, and will have representation from fire, law enforcement, medical services, public services and others as needed.
Resilience refers to our capacity as individuals, communities, government, businesses, and organizations to withstand, adapt, and even thrive despite stressors and shocks associated with a changing frequency of adverse weather, disasters, and chronic coastal hazards. Resilience requires a strategic and coordinated approach for everyone involved. The Town incorporates resiliency considerations into our day to day culture and decision making.