l Hurricane Recovery Information - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Hurricane Recovery Information

2017 HURRICANE SEASON

SC Emergency Management Division's 2017 Hurricane Guide, click here.

 

Storm Debris Update September 14, 2017

Please be advised that Waste Pro and the City Public Works will only pick up outside storm debris. Construction material and personal household items like carpeting must be taken to the County Convience Center by the residents. There is no contracted debris removal for this storm.


September 13, 2017

City of Beaufort Residents and Property Owners:

We hope that you and your property came through the storm safely. As we begin the clean-up process, please read the following, click here.


June 26, 2017
  • Conduct an audit of your home’s capability to endure a storm.
  • Try to reinforce your home with storm resistant upgrades.
  • Mitigate potential damages by storm proofing your home.
  • Consider hurricane shutters and/or plywood coverings for windows.
  • Test the window coverings prior to a storm to insure proper fit.
  • Make a check list of items to be done when a storm approaches.
  • Keep gutters and ground drains clear to allow maximum water run off.
  • Secure lawn furniture, kiddie pools and other items that could be potential flying debris.
  • Inspect your roof and repair loose or missing shingles.
  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed.
  • Take photos of you home and valuables for insurance purposes. Do this pre and post storm.
  • Generators produce deadly carbon monoxide. Keep them outside and well ventilated.
  • For more information:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=ready

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June 12, 2017
  • Knowing you have proper levels of homeowner’s insurance to cover hurricane damage and related threats is very important.
  • Check your policies now to ensure you have proper coverage to the extent that you feel is sufficient.
  • Many companies will not sell insurance policies for hurricane related events when there is a named storm. Do not wait; get coverage now.
  • Read the fine print of your policies and understand what your deductibles are. Having to pay large deductibles can be an emergency all on its own.
  • Ensure you budget for hurricane insurance deductibles and have savings just for that expense.
  • We are two weeks into hurricane season and the season will be in session until November 30th.
  • Please refer to the following website for tips on how to prepare insurance-wise for hurricanes:

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/hurricane-insurance/

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May 29, 2017
  • When planning for a hurricane evacuation/event, you’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of one week. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery powered radio and flashlights. Remember your prescription medications and supplies for your pets. Many of us have cell phones, and they all run on batteries. You’re going to need a portable, crank or solar powered USB charger.
  • Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th of each year.
  • The time to prepare is NOW. Don’t wait for a storm to approach before beginning your planning.
  • Please refer to the following websites for tips on how to prepare for a hurricane and potential evacuations:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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May 15, 2017
  • The City of Beaufort is dedicated to being prepared to respond to any natural disaster especially given the events of Hurricane Matthew.   This is the first notice of the upcoming season.  You can expect more notices as we approach the hurricane season.
  • Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th of each year.
  • The time to prepare is NOW. Don’t wait for a storm to approach before beginning your planning.  For instance, lock in your evacuation destination and coordinate with family and friends. Make a plan, write it down and share it.
  • Please refer to the following websites for tips on how to prepare for a hurricane and potential evacuations:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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