As we all make preparations for Hurricane Florence, both for our homes and businesses, may we be reminded to 1) breath, 2) check on neighbors and pets in need, 3) implement your business and household disaster plan, and 4) be ready to help one another clean up post-storm.

Below is a list of resources that are here to help you get back on track post-storm. We remain hopeful that the impacts will be minimal – but should you or your business need assistance, below are some helpful neighbors you can turn to.

Lastly, we urge our broader community of neighbors to Think Local First when it’s safe to do so. Your local business community – across all sectors – are greatly impacted by storms of this nature. Even in best-case scenarios when flooding and physical damage is not a concern – the evacuations and loss of tourist traffic create an immediate loss of revenue. When you are ready to get life back to normal, we urge you to put your dollars to work in the community in which you choose to live. Love the Lowcountry.

Flooding / Restoration
Disaster Plus 843-724-7247

Insurance: Damage to personal or business property
Atlantic Shield Insurance Group 843-856-2909
CT Lowndes And Company 843-875-2300
Correll Insurance Group 843-486-8711
Blueprint Insurance Group 843-216-8224
Sadler And Hamm Insurance 843-766-0261

Plumbing Repairs
Blitch Plumbing 843-795-9674

A/C Repairs
Berkeley Heating And Air Conditioning 843-747-6700
AIRMAX Heating And Cooling 843-614-3276
Carolina Climate Control 843-870-2076

General Business Repairs
Real Estate Repairs 843-971-6772
Paragon Painting 843-695-9450
Artis Construction 843-225-9125
Bennington Construction Group 843-425-6017 (*their website listed did not come up. Did not find on google either)
J&M Construction Services 843-364-7889

Local Municipality Alerts and Resources
City of Charleston
City of North Charleston
City of Summerville
City of Goose Creek
City of Hanahan
City of Isle of Palms
Town of Moncks Corner
Town of Mt. Pleasant
Town of James Island
Town of Folly Beach
Town of Sullivan’s Island
Town of Kiawah Island
Berkeley County
Charleston County
Dorchester County
CARTA Public Transit Information

Small Business Association Resources:
Six expert hurricane season preparedness tips for your business
SBA Home & Business Disaster Loans
Charleston County Hurricane Preparedness Guide
Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Business Community (City of Charleston)
National Hurricane Center: Florence Tracking
SC Emergency Management Division
SC Emergency Manager App (Apple App Store Link)
Charleston County Emergency Management Dept. App (Apple App Store Link)
Pets Welcome: Pet Friendly Hotels
Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition

Farm Resources:
Lowcountry Farmers Hurricane Prep & Announcements from our friends at Clemson University.
– Carolina Farm Stewardship Association hosts a long list of resources for NC and SC.  

Note: It would be a good idea to document crops, acreage, stage of crops, and take photos of crops for insurance purposes.

Hurricane Florence photo credit: Wikimedia.org

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications