Got Milk? (For Hurricane Season)?

Got Milk? (For Hurricane Season)?

Got Milk? (For Hurricane Season)?

Summer has unofficially kicked off in our area. Do you know what that means (besides tourists, traffic and sweltering hot weather)? Hurricane season is upon us, friends. Already!

Last year, I wrote a blog post about how lucky we were to have made it through half of the season without even a blip on the radar of an approaching storm. I think I jinxed us. That blog post kicked off a series of events that led to two major hurricanes that made landfall near our service area and one catastrophic flood that many people are still in the process of recovering from.

This year, I will try a different approach. I’m not going to even hint about how lucky we might be or how things might be different this year. I am just going to focus on being prepared.

Those who have never experienced a hurricane up close and personal often do not understand why the locals clear the shelves of milk and bread at the mere mention of a storm. Those who have lived here for a while know that milk sandwiches can get you through just about anything.

In all seriousness, to help you get ready for this season, I’ve listed a few of my favorite websites for you to review:

  1. National Hurricane Center
  2. Ready.gov
  3. FEMA
  4. American Red Cross
  5. Santee Cooper
  6. MEL - My Energy Link (don’t forget to sign up for outage notifications)

If you have school-age children, ask them to participate in storm prep this year. Visit Weather Wiz Kids for easy-to-understand hurricane information, supply check lists for an emergency preparedness kit, evacuation tips and even some science experiments to help make learning fun.

Santee Cooper is also in prep mode and you can read more about that here. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook for storm-related information and everything Santee Cooper every day.

Author Jessica Yourko

Jessica Yourko

Jessica Yourko is Santee Cooper's CIS Business Analyst and has worked with Retail Operations since 2001. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 1997 with a bachelor's in marketing and received her MBA from Winthrop University in 2006. Jessica is proud native of Horry County. She lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband and two children. In her free time, you can find Jessica soaking up the sun while she works on some project that likely involves fabric, paint or a glue gun.