MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, May 9, 2023) – Berkeley County Government has published its latest Hurricane Guide for the 2023 Storm Season. The guide is available in both English and Spanish. It’s also available for the first time in Portuguese for the County’s growing Brazilian population.
The Hurricane Guide was created and published by Berkeley County Emergency Management Department and the Berkeley County Public Information Office. Its release coordinates with this month’s first-ever Hurricane Preparedness Month, as designated by the S.C. Emergency Management Division.
Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina; and with the Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning June 1, the County wants to make sure our communities are informed about potential storm impacts to our area and how to properly prepare. The Hurricane Guide specifically includes information on hurricane risks, a checklist for building a disaster supplies kit, evacuation routes, the County’s Citizen Call Line, making your home weather ready, and more.
All three translations of the Guide can be accessed digitally via the homepage of the County website at www.berkeleycountysc.gov. The Guide will also be available in the front lobby of the Berkeley County Administration Building, located at 1003 N. Highway 52, Moncks Corner; and all Berkeley County Public Library branches. Copies will also be distributed to schools throughout the County, homeowners’ associations, community meetings, and other locations around the County.
Berkeley County published its first Hurricane Guide in 2022. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs June 1 to November 30.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-