The South Carolina Bar has created Prepare, a disaster preparedness handbook, filled with checklists to guide you in ensuring that your practice is ready to withstand a disaster. Request a free copy of Prepare, the South Carolina Bar's disaster preparedness handbook.

Preparing for a Disaster

Federal Resources:

Visit Ready.gov for disaster planning and preparation information from the Department of Homeland Security.

Ready.gov/business has resources for protecting your business in the event of a disaster at. This site includes a guide for creating a Business Continuity Plan.

Ready Rating Program A free program by the American Red Cross that provides a framework to help businesses and organizations become prepared for emergencies.

DisasterAssistance.gov Access to resources and information to help with recovery after an emergency.

Preparing for an Earthquake

National Resources:

Earthquake Country Alliance

Shake Out

Preparing for a Hurricane

National Resources:

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service

South Carolina Resources:

June 1 is the official beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic.

Prepare for a Disaster South Carolina Emergency Management Division's web site with comprehensive information on natural and manmade disasters. Print a copy of the 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide.

Stay Connected For emergency alerts and preparedness tips sent out by SCEMD, connect with SCEMD through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

Make a Plan Use SC DHEC's Hurricane Preparedness Guide to create your plan of action in the event of a hurricane. SC DHEC's Hurricane Preparedness Website contains lots of helpful planning information including info on evacuation and seeking shelter.

SC Dept. of Transporation Provides detailed written evacuation driving directions and printable evacuation maps.

SCIWAY.net Contains information on South Carolina hotels, cities, towns, government, libraries, restaurants, tourism, etc.

Grand Strand/Pee Dee News

WPDE First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WBTW First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WMBF First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

Visit Myrtle Beach is the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce's Hurricane Information Center for Grand Strand Resources

Georgetown County Emergency Management

Horry County Emergency Management

Lowcountry News

WCIV First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WCSC First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WTOC First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

Ready Lowcountry Charleston County's website is full of free resources and  information to help you prepare for local hurricanes and other disasters.

Midlands News

WIS TV First Alert Hurricane Tracking Center

WLTX First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WACH First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WOLO First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

Upstate News

WYFF First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

Fox Carolina First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WSPA First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WLOS First Alert Hurricane Tracking Weather Center

WMYA Weather Center

Preparing for Winter Weather in the Carolinas

Severe Winter Weather in South Carolina Guide by South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Disaster Planning Resources

Disaster Planning Tips from the ABA Law Practice Division by Sharon Nelson, Law Technology Today

Top 5: Tech Tips for Disaster Preparedness, TechRepublic

Disaster Planning and Recovery Resources for Lawyers and Law Firms , ABA Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness