Mount Pleasant Magazine July/August 2023

89 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www. ShemCreekRes taurant s . com RISK FROMWIND ANDWATER • Know if you live in an area prone to storm surge flooding • Make sure your home is hurricane proof with storm shutters • Get an insurance checkup and document your possessions DEVELOP AN EVACUATION PLAN • Plan several routes • If you don’t have a vehicle, check with local officials to see what transportation options are available ASSEMBLE DISASTER SUPPLIES • If sheltering in place, have enough nonperishable food, water and medicine to last each person a minimum of three days • Keep a battery-powered radio and flashlights on hand, as electricity and water could be out for weeks RELY ON FORECAST INFORMATION • Stay up-to-date from the National Hurricane Center and your local National Weather Service office • Know your alerts, especially the difference between a Watch and a Warning GET MOVINGWHEN A STORM THREATENS • Cover windows, and secure doors and loose items • Have medical supplies, charged phones, bags and vehicles ready to go Other NOAA advice includes staying protected during storms and using caution after storms, such as returning home only when directed. Hurricane Preparedness Checklist ENJOY LIFE BANKINGONTHEBEST With three locations in Mt. Pleasant, you don’t have to go far to simplify your banking. Learn why we have been a local favorite for more than 85 years.