Disaster Preparedness

 

Hurricane Kit

 

Hurricane Preparedness Kits are available with a donation of $40!

For more information on how to get your personal Hurricane Kit, please contact:

Stacy at (843) 416-7112
spassailaigue@ECCOcharleston.org

 

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) has been an active and motivating force in East Cooper Community disaster preparedness and planning since 1989 at its origin following Hurricane Hugo. ECCO hosts community-wide hurricane informational meetings, workshops and seminars throughout the year, and partners with the Town of Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments, and other local agencies to educate the community on evacuation and recovery protocols. Ivan Lund is makes presentations to churches, businesses, organizations, and local companies upon request.

ECCO also partners with the American Red Cross, Trident United Way, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), Charleston Baptist Association and Seacoast Church annually to present a Hurricane Awareness and Preparedness Day at the onset of hurricane season which begins on June 1st. ECCO is a member of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments Resilience CommunicationsHurricane Awareness Day Network Steering Committee, a direct result of participating in the Community & Regional Resilience Initiative (CARRI), a program that helps communities and regions achieve their highest measurable levels of resilience toward natural or man-made disasters. ECCO believes that it is necessary for the general populace to be informed of the importance of having a ‘Family Disaster Plan’ and a ‘Family Disaster Kit’ to better protect themselves and their loved ones in any type of disaster situation. Additionally, it is important for the citizenry to be aware of the ‘Alert Charleston County’ telephone emergency notification program, local emergency transportation resources, authorized shelters (including ‘Special Needs’ and ‘Pet’ shelters), community recovery plans and emergency communications networks when normal communications systems are disrupted.

Charleston County’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide

ECCO’s primary goal is to make the entire East Cooper Community better prepared to survive emergency situations. Appropriate individual and community preparation efforts will mitigate potential loss and damage, both human and property, resulting in more effective and earlier recovery from any disaster situation.

Family Disaster Checklist

  • Flashlight with Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Matches and candles
  • Battery operated or hand cranked radio
  • Bottled water (1 gallon per day per person for three days)
  • Canned and non-perishable foods
  • Infant food and diapers
  • Pet food and water
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Extra eyeglasses, hearing aids
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Sleeping bag or warm blankets for each person
  • Legal Documents
  • Garbage bags, moist towelettes, mess kits or paper cups, plates, towels etc.
  • Emergency reference material
  • Cash or Travelers Checks

For a complete list of Emergency Preparedness please go to FEMA Basic Supply Kit