Helpful information for hurricane season

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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: 

LOCAL AGENCIES

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
www.bcso.net or www.facebook.com/BeaufortCoSO

Town of Hilton Head Island
www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov or www.facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC

Town of Bluffton
www.townofbluffton.sc.gov or www.facebook.com/TownBlufftonSC

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTACTS

South Carolina Division of Emergency Management
www.scemd.org or www.facebook.com/SCEMD | 803-737-8500 

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov or www.facebook.com/FEMA | 800-621-3362 

National Hurricane Center
www.nhc.noaa.gov or www.facebook.com/NWSNHC

NASA Hurricane Resources
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html

Dominion Energy
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. 

HURRICANE APPS

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.