Each year as Hurricane Season approaches, the James Island/Folly Beach CERT partners with local municipalities and businesses to inform the tri-county residents and visitors of facilities and programs of how to prepare for hurricanes and all the other hazards that we face in the Lowcountry. This year we include the Consolidated 911, Charleston County Flood Management, Charleston County Emergency Management, City of Charleston Crime Stoppers, Charleston Fire Department, Explorer Post 911, James Island Fire Department, James Island Public Service District, Lowcountry Public Health, Town of James Island, and South Carolina Emergency Management, all hosted by Lowes James Island.
The James Island/Folly Beach CERT, together with our partners, promotes an all-hazards approach to preparedness. We invite you to join us.
The message we try to get out to everyone in the community is to just take these steps:
1. Get/make an emergency supply kit.
2. Make an emergency plan.
3. Be informed: learn about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
4. Get involved: learn how you can volunteer to assist your community