Hurricane Preparedness for Families with Special Needs
Everyone in the state of South Carolina should be preparing for some level of impact from Hurricane Florence.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, predicting a “likely strong hit on South Carolina” from Hurricane Florence, has stressed that residents should begin planning now to evacuate if necessary.
The National Weather Service in Columbia has emphasized that the impacts of a hurricane can extend more than 100 miles from the storm’s center.
Family Connection of South Carolina wants you to be prepared if the hurricane, accompanying tropical storms and weather related issues (flooding, etc.) impact your area of the state. The following resources can help you ensure that your family is prepared to weather the storm:
- Updates from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
- FEMA for Kids Basic hurricane education for kids, including what to do before, during and after the storm, key words, and more.
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control lists actions before during and after a hurricane, hurricane materials and publications, and other useful websites.
- Cuidados y Preocupaciones en caso deHuracán, Guía de Preparación offered by (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control).
- Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities from the American Red Cross.
- South Carolina Hurricane Guide from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division.
- Helping Children Cope with Trauma from Parentcenterhub.org.
Have other questions?
Call our Family Information Center at 1-800-578-8750.
Para Español: 1-888-808-7462