There is a category 4 hurricane forecasted to come to the Charleston area. We are tracking the storm through the National Weather Service and with the local and state government working through plans for a storm. We hope that some of this information is helpful for you and your family to stay safe.

STORM UPDATES: https://www.scemd.org/

Governor Henry McMaster has ordered evacuations along South Carolina’s entire 187-mile coastline border starting at 12:00 noon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 heading into Charleston will be reversed when the order takes effect, opening all lanes to evacuees.

National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov/chs/tropical_briefing

Planning Schedule:

  • TODAY/Monday – MAKE PLANS to secure any personal property that could be left in the path of any storm including a low level tropical storm. Residents should identify and plan for a safe place to evacuate with your family in the event of an evacuation order.
  • Tuesday – Full time residents should clean all of your clothes, gas up the car(s), make sure you have drinking water and snacks. WATCH THE EVENING NEWS! Pay attention to closings and evacuations!
  • Wednesday – Do not look to your neighbors for counsel if an evacuation notice is issued because the evacuation notice is sufficient notice that conditions will not be safe. If there is a hurricane in Charleston you can an assumption that you will not have access to the normal resources available to you like groceries, water, electricity, handy man, plumber. Check all windows and make sure that they are closed and locked properly. WATCH THE NEWS and pay attention to evacuation notices!!! The national Weather service will advise everyone in the area how you need to proceed.
  • Thursday – Hopefully your preparations have paid off.

Hurricane Guide: http://www.weather.gov/media/chs/misc/HurricaneGuide.pdf

If Charleston is impacted by Hurricane Florence we will be inspecting properties and arranging for clean-up and repairs following the storm. If you have issues to report you can email and call our offices: notifications@ravenelassociates.com and 843-768-9480. If you speak to an on call operator please be sure to provide your name and a telephone number where someone can call you back. Also please reference your community’s name and property address to ensure your message is promptly routed.