Folly Beach preps residents for hurricane season

Folly Beach preps residents for hurricane season

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - The City of Folly Beach is making sure its residents are ready for hurricane season 2013.

The fire and police departments teamed up for an open house of their station while offering tips for this hurricane season, which is in full swing.

Fire sergeant Kevin Berkel says Folly Beach is more vulnerable during hurricane season because it is a barrier island and on the outermost part of the state's coastline. He says it's important for families to have a place to go if there is a mandatory evacuation. Safety officials also say they will give people as much of a warning as possible.

"Heed the warnings that are given by the local officials about evacuations if that should come to it," explains Berkel. Also, have their hurricane preparedness emergency kits all ready."

"There's only one way off the island," says public safety officer Ryan Murphy. "It's a car jam going out, so we just try to make people aware so that they have enough time to get off the island."

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