National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Are you ready?

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hosting its hurricane preparedness week to remind coastal residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season which starts June 1.

Each day from May 6-12 carries a different meaning.

Sunday was used to determine whether you live in an area which could be at risk for hurricanes. Monday was intended for people and families to develop an evacuation plan. Make sure you know if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Tuesday was meant to try to assemble disaster supplies. Wednesday,  check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don't forget coverage for your car or boat.  Thursday people tried make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications.

Friday, see if you can help your neighbor prepare in any way. Saturday write it all down. Know where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies now.

The National Weather Service provides plenty of hurricane preparedness tips on its website. Dorchester County recently redesigned its evacuation zones while a hurricane expo was held on James Island last weekend.

Researchers from Colorado State say it should be an 'above average' season.

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