If It Keeps on Rainin’, Levees Goin’ to Break
Posted on August 30, 2019

Technically, South Carolina only has one levee and it’s located in Berkely County. However, the idea of rain and flooding is not an unfamiliar one to Charleston residents.

Hurricane season 2019 is under way with a Category 4 storm headed to Florida as I write this. Every year we must stop and think…what’s your plan when a tropical storm or hurricane comes towards us? This is not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN.

First and foremost we think about our families. What supplies we need. If we’ll evacuate and where. We think about prescription needs and pet food. Then we think about our other family…our business!

Are you up to date on your data being backed up? This is something we need to do on a regular basis during hurricane season. We update to the cloud and external hardrives to keep protected.

Protect your physical location and inventory. Have supplies ready to board up the windows and any other vulnerable spots. Set up flood barriers to prevent invasive water from damaging your property. If you have valuable inventory maybe consider re-locating it with you, if possible.

Plan to operate remotely during the hurricane, if you evacuate. Sometimes evacuations are planned far in advance for safety reasons but that can mean a week of closed schools and businesses. When this happens, have everything you need to work remotely so you’ll be ready to go. You don’t want to be hanging out in Greenville just watching the weather channel when you could continue business as (almost) usual!

Let’s all pray for an uneventful hurricane season but plan for an active one! Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Jordan Ilderton

Photo Cred Dr. S. Hassell