Let’s hope for an uneventful October, the end of hurricane season — though this list of emergency information sources is something to keep year-round:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTACTS
NASA Hurricane Resources
www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies | Downed/sparking lines: 1-888-333-4465 Gas leaks: 1-800-815-0083
S.C. Office of Attorney General
To report price gouging at gas stations, email pricegouging@scag. gov or call 803-737-3953.
Beaufort County Emergency Management:
This free mobile app from the Sheriff’s Office will help you prepare and plan for how to respond to a disaster in your area. It includes alerts, an evacuation map and a list of contact information and locations for various services.
NOAA Weather Radar:
View animated weather radar images and hyperlocal storm patterns. Free for iPhone and iPad.
Hurricane by American Red Cross:
The free app for iPhone and Android helps you stay up to date with NOAA alerts and offers a way to let friends and family know you are OK. It also has a flashlight, strobe and alarm. There is a second free app with first-aid advice for situations ranging from anaphylactic shock to heart attacks. To download both apps, go to redcross.org/ mobile-apps/hurricane-app.
The Weather Channel:
The go-to source for all things weather-related offers free apps for iPhone/iPad and Android.