Stiles Point Plantation Storm Prep
Hello Stiles Point Plantation Residents,
With the anticipation of Irma possibly visiting the Lowcountry, we wanted to mention a few items to keep in mind while you prepare for the storm.
It will be important for all residents to secure all outside items on decks, patios and fronts of all units. Unsecured items can cause damage to the units and vehicles. If you have potted plants, yard art, grills, or play items, please secure them safely.
Below is a list FEMA suggests for an emergency basic supply list for events such as Irma. I have also attached the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s 2017 Hurricane Guide as well as a storm preparation guide – please prepare and stay safe!
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Local maps
FEMA also notes you may want to consider gathering these items as well:
- Prescription medications and glasses
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food and extra water for your pet
- Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
- Cash or traveler’s checks and change
- Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.
- Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes.
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
- Paper and pencil
- Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Below are some helpful links to stay informed!
Current Charleston County Hurricane Information:https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/index.php
Definition of OPCON levels: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php
County website: www.charlestoncounty.org
Emergency Management Department: https://www.facebook.com/EMDChasCo/ *You can also download the Charleston County EMD App for the latest updates by searching CC EMD in your carrier’s app store. *
National Weather Service Hurricane Plan: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/plan.shtml
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/