Seabrook Island is located within a floodplain. Flood plains perform important natural functions, including temporary storage of flood waters, moderation of peak flows, maintenance of water quality, groundwater recharge, and most importantly for Seabrook Island, prevention of erosion.
Because of its location, Seabrook Island is susceptible to flooding during hurricanes and tropical storms. Being prepared for flooding begins with getting familiar with local flood prone areas and the potential for impacts to home and travel. As with other disaster events, preparedness considerations include potential for interruption of utilities and disruptions of travel. A kit of emergency supplies can be relied on until normal travel conditions are restored.
Characterizations of flood hazards within Seabrook Island are reflected on Flood Hazard Insurance Rate Maps: After navigating to a map by address search, the hazard zones can be accessed for the searched location using the “VIEW” and “DOWNLOAD” navigation icons). Flood Zone Designations appearing in the maps are described in the map Legend presented with each map.
A Pandemic is a significant infectious disease outbreak that appears in locations around the world. Pandemics are most often associated with a novel form of Influenza and most of the global population is vulnerable due to a lack of existing immunity. While a Pandemic does not cause the typical damage to infrastructure and property as many other Disasters, it does have the potential to disrupt normal Town operations and impact a significant number of its residents.
The State Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will take the lead in managing the regional response to a Pandemic. The Town will work with State and County officials to ensure that the Town complies with all necessary actions in coordination with those agencies. A significant Pandemic outbreak in the Lowcountry would likely restrict most residents to their homes. Prime consideration and attention will be given to the continuous operation of the Town’s water and sewer utility, but other Town services and functions may be temporarily suspended as staffing and other issues dictate.
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