Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We're a month away from the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and CCPL has teamed up with Charleston County and the great meteorologists at ABC News 4 to put together a month of programs to get you prepared. 

May 9-15 is Hurricane Preparedness Week, and we'll show you how to determine your hurricane risk, find evacuation routes, and review and update your hurricane and severe weather policies. Charleston County Public Library has put together a special hurricane safety section on our websiteto provide a single place to follow tropical storms, access the Charleston County Hurricane Guide, check out resources and guides designed just for kids, as well as a list of disaster preparedness titles available for checkout with your library card.

This year, members of the Charleston County Floodplain Management Division will also be making stops at 11 library locations. Each event will show evacuation routes and how to take precautions while leaving during a pandemic; provide tips on how to reduce the cost of flood insurance; teach residents how to protect their home and belongings; and how to  safely prepare homes for an incoming storm. Attendees will also be able to learn about FEMA flood maps and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Remember, hurricane season starts June 1, but you should prepare now.

Each weekday from May 10-14 we have a different program or service available to help you prepare. Take a look at what we have planned for Hurricane Preparedness Week and the month of May: 

Tuesday, May 4
Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Baxter-Patrick James Island Library
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

 

Monday, May 10
Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Edisto Island Library
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Event: Hurricane Basics with ABC News 4's Emily Gracey
Location: CCPL's Facebook page
Time: 11 a.m.

Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: St. Paul's Hollywood Library
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 11
Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: West Ashley Library
Time: 1 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Bees Ferry West Ashley Library
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 12
Event: Hurricanes with ABC News 4's Sonya Stevens 
Location: CCPL's Facebook page
Time: 11:30 a.m.

 

Thursday, May 13
Event: Hurricane Preparedness with Charleston County Emergency Management Division
Location: CCPL's Zoom server and Facebook page
Time: 6 p.m.

 

Friday, May 14
Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: McClellanville Library
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Wando Mount Pleasant Library
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Event: Hurricane Preparation with ABC News 4's Jennifer Collins
Location: CCPL's Facebook page
Time: 3 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 18
Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Dorchester Road Library
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Temporary Cooper River Memorial Library locations
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

 

Monday, May 24
Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Edgar Allan Poe Sullivan's Island Library
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Event: Charleston County Floodplain Management
Location: Mt. Pleasant Library
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.