As is true for many communities, Seabrook Island has undertaken preparedness for threats to residents and visitors from various disaster events, both naturally occurring and deliberately effected. The Town, Seabrook Island Property Owners Association, Seabrook Island Club, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center and Bohicket Marina have each developed emergency response plans. Representatives of these organizations comprise a Disaster Recovery Council fostering coordination of emergency response actions and these organizations have entered agreements for mutual aid and cooperation. By virtue of our location, it is to be expected that in the event of widespread damage near the Atlantic coast, there can be delays of several days before outside help can arrive. Plans of our community organizations contemplate such delays, however no amount of organizational planning can take the place of individual preparedness.
The Town of Seabrook Island would like everyone to learn how to prepare their families, homes and businesses for all types of emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.
Four simple steps can help YOU get ready:
- Prepare a kit of emergency supplies (see the current version of the Hurricane Guide for supplies to have on hand);
- Make a plan of what you will do; Evacuation Planning; Evacuation Information
- Be informed about what might happen; CODE RED, Weather Updates
- Get involved in preparing your community; Volunteer with CERT, other Volunteer Opportunities