Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

When it comes to hurricanes it’s wise to educate yourself and be prepared. With social media being in front of most people these days it’s easy to get the wrong information. Hurricane season along the Eastern Coast of the U.S. lasts from June 1 through November 30.

hurricane-season

Those of us that operate Beachcomber Vacations live here all year round. We’re not new to the area or to hurricanes and other storms. We are experienced with, and respectful of, hurricanes and know the proper steps to take. You’ll find most local people will generously share that information with you.

It’s important to be able to trust your source when it comes to important subjects like hurricanes. Following is information we deem worthy. Please do not rely solely on social media.

You will know days or weeks in advance when a hurricane is coming so you’ll have plenty of time to get out of the way.

Don’t panic. A hurricane travels very slowly and can take weeks to get to where you’re standing.

Expect the airports to have limited flight availability if they’re open at all when an impending hurricane is due to reach land.

Lanterns for Hurricane Season

Before the storm is close be sure to stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries and other essential items you may need for 1-2 weeks.

If you’re vacationing during hurricane season whether it is with the airline, car rental agency or vacation accommodation agency travel insurance is a good idea.

While not as hazardous, tropical storms can develop into hurricanes rather quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation. 

Vacationers should stay in close contact with their tour operator, hotel staff, and local weather stations for updates and evacuation instructions in the event of a weather emergency.

You will be notified ahead of time of the emergency shelters where you can go for shelter if an evacuation order is executed.

Things You Should Know About Hurricanes





When it comes to Hurricanes you really can’t know too much. With social media being front and center these days it’s easy to get wrong information. Hurricane season lasts from May 1st through November 30. At the time of this writing Hurricane Irma is approaching Florida and is threatening to come up the coast, passing along coastal SC.

You need to trust your source when it comes to important subjects like approaching hurricanes. Following are some links to reliable sites that are full of information you should know about Hurricanes in SC.

SC Hurricane Guide:
http://www.scemd.org/component/content/article/26-guides-and-brochures/142-south-carolina-hurricane-guide

Horry County Emergency Management:
http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/EmergencyManagement.aspx

Travel information from SCDOT:
http://www.511sc.org/

Emergency Shelters:
http://scemd.org/shelters-rss

Know Your Zone for Evacuation:
http://www.scemd.org/knowyourzone

How to Protect Your Home
http://doi.sc.gov/documentcenter/view/7466

Citizens with Functional Needs:
http://www.scemd.org/planandprepare/preparedness/functional-needs

Emergency Planning for Pets:
http://www.scemd.org/planandprepare/preparedness/preparefor

Red Cross:
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies

Where to Report Yourself as Safe and Well:
https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

Any questions about your vacation stay with Beachcomber Vacations can be addressed by calling us at 1-800-334-3798. Please stay safe and watch out for your neighbors during this difficult time.