June 1st kicked off this year’s hurricane season. For 2011, the NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season with 12-18 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. To ensure that you are ready when the time comes, assemble or buy an emergency preparedness kit, form a family evacuation plan, and stay informed. Click here for our full hurricane preparedness article in August’s edition of SC Living Magazine.
For more information on hurricane preparedness, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.columbiaregionredcross.org. In the event that severe weather does impact the Columbia Region area, your local Red Cross will be ready to respond. Real-time updates for any response can be found by following @RedCrossSC on Twitter.