Thursday, September 6 2012 3:34 PM EDT2012-09-06 19:34:58 GMT
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Twenty years ago on Sept 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo's winds blew their way into the history books of South Carolinians as the category 4 storm made landfall in Charleston. WhileMore >>
Twenty years ago on Sept 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo's winds blew their way into the history books of South Carolinians as the category 4 storm made landfall in Charleston.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 3:34 PM EDT2012-09-06 19:34:16 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WIS) - It's the 20th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in modern times in South Carolina. Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm, smashed ashore at Charleston with its 135 mph windsMore >>
It's the 20th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in modern times in South Carolina. Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm, smashed ashore at Charleston with its 135 mph winds 20 years ago on Monday. More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 3:30 PM EDT2012-09-06 19:30:26 GMT
As we commemorate Hurricane Hugo's 20th anniversary, we wanted to introduce you to a special story. It seems in all the chaos of the storm, a child was brought into this world.More >>
BEFORE THE STORM HITS CHECKLIST:
Don't wait until after a disaster to check your insurance policy - now is the time to prepare.
Review insurance coverage with your agent. Know your policy's deductibles and how your police handles property that is damaged or destroyed.
Ask your agent about ways to reduce chances of loss or damage, such as installing hurricane shutters.
Keep your household inventory up to date and store it in a safe place away from your home.
Costal residents may need several insurance policies to protect their homes and property from all types of damage.
Purchase wind/hail coverage (if not included with your policy). There is a 15-day waiting period for coverage to take effect.
Purchase flood insurance. There is a 30-day waiting period for coverage to take effect. Flood insurances is not part of most homeowners, mobile home, or renters insurance policies.
You cannot buy homeowners/renters insurance after a hurricane watch or warning has been issued.
If you evacuate, carry your agent's name and phone number, policy number, and insurance company's claims phone number with you.
If you have pets, make arrangements now to stay with pet-friendly relatives or friends in case of an evacuation:
Put kennel/crate together as a trial, then store and transport
Allow your pet to become familiar with the kennel/crate at home before a disaster.
Plastic grocery bags make pet clean up easier.
Dry pet food is easier to transport and use than canned food.
*** If you are a Charleston County resident, have an animal to evacuate with youand do not have transportation, contact the Charleston County Citizen's Public Information Line at (843) 202-7100* and a vehicle will be dispatched to transport you and your pet(s) to the evacuation animal shelter.Bring all items on the equipment checklist with you.