Ravenel Associates is committed to helping clients prepare for emergencies that may be encountered in the Lowcountry. We have an expert team of managers experienced in both pre and post storm management as far back as Hurricane Hugo. In the event a storm occurs we will monitor its progress and work closely with your board of directors and vendors to implement your community's emergency procedures. Along the way we'll keep owners informed of recommended storm preparations and status updates via email and community websites. Pertinent information will also be displayed on our Home Page.
We also encourage owners to be alert for any announcements they may receive from the local weather stations or from other agencies such as NOAA (National Hurricane Center) Weather Radio. In the Charleston area, the frequency for the NOAA is 162.550-162.450. While the television station is easier to see and listen to, if a storm approaches power usually goes out and radios are the way to go. Just make sure to have plenty of charged batteries. South Carolina Emergency Management Division (scemd.org), has an excellent 14 page guide with information as to the evacuation routes for your area, phone numbers for emergencies and what you need to prepare and/or purchase if you are staying in the area. Charleston County’s website is also useful for determining road closures and openings.
Other good sites include:
The National Hurricane Center - www.nhc.noaa.gov
The Weather Channel - https://weather.com
American Red Cross - www.redcross.org
Charleston County - https://www.charlestoncounty.org
Town of Seabrook Island - http://www.townofseabrookisland.org
Please follow the recommendations made by the local authorities. If evacuating please leave as soon as possible to avoid long traffic delays.