As residents of the beautiful Lowcountry, we’re accustomed to the stunning coastal views and warm Southern charm. However, with its scenic coastline comes the inevitable threat of hurricanes and flooding. Whether you’re a renter or a property owner, it’s crucial to stay informed and prepared to ensure your safety and protect your property during hurricane season.

Start Informed: 

Keeping ahead of weather updates and warnings is very beneficial to stay safe. Sign up for local alerts and follow reputable weather sources to stay informed about potential storms and evacuation orders.

Create an Emergency Plan:

Develop a comprehensive emergency plan for your household or property. Include evacuation routes, designated meeting points, and a list of essential items to take with you in case of evacuation.

Secure Your Property:

Prior to hurricane season, take proactive measures to secure your property. Trim trees and bushes, reinforce windows and doors, and secure loose outdoor items that could become projectiles in high winds.

Review Insurance Coverage: 

Review your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance policy to understand what is covered in the event of hurricane-related damage or flooding. Consider purchasing flood insurance, as standard policies typically do not cover flood damage.

Prepare an Emergency Kit: 

Assemble an emergency kit with essential supplies, including non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, and first aid supplies. Keep your kit easily accessible in case of power outages or evacuation.

Evacuation Planning: 

Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes and designated shelters in your area. Have a plan in place for safely evacuating your property, including arrangements for pets and transportation.

Document Your Belongings:

Take inventory of your belongings and document them with photos or videos. Store important documents in a waterproof container or digital format to ensure they remain accessible in the event of damage or loss.

Stay Connected:

Maintain open lines of communication with neighbors, property managers, and local authorities. Share information and resources to support each other through the storm and recovery process.

After the Storm:

Once the storm has passed, prioritize safety when returning to your property. Be cautious of downed power lines, floodwaters, and other hazards. Document any damage for insurance claims and follow guidance from local authorities regarding cleanup and recovery efforts.

Community Support:

Lean on your community for support during challenging times. Offer assistance to neighbors in need and participate in local recovery efforts to help rebuild and strengthen our resilient Lowcountry community.

By staying informed and prepared, we can mitigate the risks associated with hurricanes and flooding and ensure the safety and well-being of ourselves, our families, and our properties in the Lowcountry. Together, we can weather any storm that comes our way.

Need Hurricane Home Buying Experts In the Area? 

If you’re looking for your next property, look no further than CREC Property Management! Browse our available inventory here and be sure to reach out with any questions or concerns today at (843) 574-9100 and/or [email protected]