SC Emergency Response / Shelters: Stay Safe During Storms & Tornados!
South Carolina is bracing for some terrible storms on Thursday, March 18 2021. Everyone at Clyde Nettles Roofing wants to make sure you stay safe and prepare for the worst.
Here are the facts:
A line of strong to severe storms will be ongoing early Thursday morning from around the Appalachians to portions of Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. These storms might pose a risk of damaging wind gusts and embedded tornadoes.
This risk of severe weather will spread as far east as the central and eastern Carolinas in the early evening! Some of the identified cities that can see damaging storms are Columbia & Charleston.
Here are some important facts & links that can keep you and your family safe & prepared:
Quick Tips: Preparation:
Those who do best in bad situations are those who prepare.
- Your smartphone can be an extremely useful tool in emergencies. Download the SC Emergency Manager App to stay connected to loved ones, know your emergency shelters are and easily report damages to emergency officials. Apple App Store | Google Play
- Take advantage of insurance apps: many companies now allow customers to file claims using their smartphones to quickly start the recovery process.
- Prepare for a power outage. Charge all external battery sources and get gas for generators.
- Secure any loose items in your yard or outside. Bring all pets indoors.
- Create a text-chain with your closest friends, family and neighbors.
- Get indoors to a pre-designed shelter like a basement or storm cellar or the lowest building level.
- If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level, away from windows, doors and outside walls.
- If you are in a vehicle, get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building
- If you are unable to get indoors, lie flat in a ditch or depression and cover your head. Be aware of potential flooding and flying debris.
- Never try to outrun a tornado in your vehicle. Leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter.