MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, June 1, 2022) – Berkeley County has published its inaugural Hurricane Guide for the 2022 Storm Season. Available in both English and Spanish, the Hurricane Guide has been created in conjunction with the Berkeley County Emergency Management Department and Berkeley County Public Information Office.
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 citizens are informed about potential storm impacts to our area and how to properly prepare.
The Berkeley County Hurricane Guide specifically includes information on hurricane risks, a checklist for building a disaster supplies kit, details on evacuation routes, a list of important contacts, and more. It can be accessed via the homepage of the County website at berkeleycountysc.gov. View the full guide in English HERE and Spanish HERE.
“Berkeley County is proud to offer this extensive Hurricane Guide to better prepare the public against the threat of tropical storm systems. This publication is the result of a months-long project involving thorough research, departmental collaboration, and input from neighboring municipalities and first responder agencies. Protecting our citizens and their families is our key focus; the more our citizens know, the better they can plan for potential storm events, ultimately securing property and potentially saving lives.” -Ben Almquist, Berkeley County Emergency Management Director
The County also plans to publish the Hurricane Guide in Portuguese by 2023.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs June 1 to November 30.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-