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  • LEARN ABOUT HURRICANESLearn About HurricanesMore>>

  • All About Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

    All About Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Our atmosphere is composed of all types of gases, particles, and molecules.  Some of these only make up a very small fraction of the total mass of the Earth's atmosphere, but
    Our atmosphere is composed of all types of gases, particles, and molecules.  Some of these only make up a very small fraction of the total mass of the Earth's atmosphere, but yet are equally important.
  • What is a hurricane?

    What do you actually know about hurricanes? Click here to find out.

    The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine
  • The Saffir-Simpson Scale

    The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to rank hurricanes on a scale from 1-5.  Click here to learn more about the scale.
  • BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A HURRICANEBefore, During and After a HurricaneMore>>

  • DURING: Know your evacuation zone and routes

    DURING: Know your evacuation zone and routes

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 9:52 AM EDT2016-10-05 13:52:25 GMT
    Map showing evacuation zones, routes, and shelters. (Source: Horry County EMD)Map showing evacuation zones, routes, and shelters. (Source: Horry County EMD)

    The county has established three evacuation zones and several routes for quickly evacuating in the event of a hurricane or other emergency.

    The county has established three evacuation zones and several routes for quickly evacuating in the event of a hurricane or other emergency.

  • Building your hurricane supply kit

    Building your hurricane supply kit

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 11:16 AM EDT2016-10-04 15:16:50 GMT
    (Source: Ready.gov)(Source: Ready.gov)

    Preparedness is key for hurricane season and any natural disaster. When a storm is bearing down is not the time to put together your disaster supply kit.  Shelves may empty and close, pharmacies may be swamped, and lines at the stores may be long.  That’s why preparing a disaster supply kit before a storm is approaching is key. 

    Preparedness is key for hurricane season and any natural disaster. When a storm is bearing down is not the time to put together your disaster supply kit.  Shelves may empty and close, pharmacies may be swamped, and lines at the stores may be long.  That’s why preparing a disaster supply kit before a storm is approaching is key. 

  • BEFORE: Have a family disaster plan ready

    BEFORE: Have a family disaster plan ready

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 11:15 AM EDT2016-10-04 15:15:51 GMT
    The time to plan is NOW! (Source: Horry County EMD Guide)The time to plan is NOW! (Source: Horry County EMD Guide)

    Horry County has a comprehensive guide on planning for a disaster, knowing your evacuation zone, evacuation routes, and re-entry procedures.

    Horry County has a comprehensive guide on planning for a disaster, knowing your evacuation zone, evacuation routes, and re-entry procedures.

  • 10th anniversary of KatrinaRemembering KatrinaMore>>

  • West Gulfport residents proud of progress since Katrina

    West Gulfport residents proud of progress since Katrina

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-08-25 22:31:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-26 10:54:08 GMT
    Ten years later, the smell is long gone and new residents are discovering West Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)Ten years later, the smell is long gone and new residents are discovering West Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)
    West Gulfport residents not only faced Hurricane Katrina destruction 10 years ago, they also found their neighborhoods littered with rotting chickens and giant rolls of paper.
    West Gulfport residents not only faced Hurricane Katrina destruction 10 years ago, they also found their neighborhoods littered with rotting chickens and giant rolls of paper.
  • Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role during Katrina

    Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role during Katrina

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:21:04 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-29 10:54:09 GMT
    When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to South Mississippi to personally thank the operators who played a critical role during the disaster. There was another reason behind his visit.
    When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to South Mississippi to personally thank the operators who played a critical role during the disaster. There was another reason behind his visit.
  • Former MS Governor Haley Barbour brings Katrina book tour to South MS

    Former MS Governor Haley Barbour brings Katrina book tour to South MS

    Thursday, August 27 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-08-27 23:17:30 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-28 10:54:06 GMT
     The man who led our state through the massive post-Katrina rebuilding and recovery got a chance to reminisce with some coast storm survivors on Thursday.
     The man who led our state through the massive post-Katrina rebuilding and recovery got a chance to reminisce with some coast storm survivors on Thursday.
  • More hurricane informationLinksMore>>

  • Damage caused by hurricanesHurricane DamageMore>>

  • Hurricane winds

    Hurricane winds

    A landfalling hurricane's intensity is expressed in terms of categories that relate wind speeds and potential damage.
    The intensity of a landfalling hurricane is expressed in terms of categories that relate wind speeds and potential damage.
  • Rainfall and flooding

    Rainfall and flooding

    Learn your vulnerability to flooding by determining the elevation of your property.
    Learn your vulnerability to flooding by determining the elevation of your property.
  • Storm surge

    Storm surge

    The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge.
    The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge!
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