Governor Haley in Conway to talk about preparing for a hurricane
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:52:36 GMT —
Governor Nikki Haley was in Conway Monday morning to discuss hurricane preparedness procedures in Horry County.
Governor Haley emphasized the importance of being prepared
"From your finances, from the paperwork that you need, from your children, from who you're going to go stay with, everybody needs to focus on what they're going to do, when they're going to do it and how they're going to do it," she explained to local and state officials and members of the media.
The main theme of Monday's workshop was knowing your
"What we are asking is know your zone and know your plan. If you know both of those things we will get through this together," Haley explained.
The zones are color coded in Horry and Georgetown counties: red, orange and yellow.
Horry County Emergency Management director Randy Webster said knowing your zone is only one step. You need to prepare a kit and know where you're going.
You've got a plan for your family, the county and the state has a plan for every family in South Carolina, including recovery, if necessary.
"What are we going to do after the storm, how are we going to be able to get not only Horry County but coastal South Carolina back up and running once a storm impacts us and causes significant damage
," Webster explained.
Regardless of what nature has in store for South Carolina this season, Governor Haley said the state and the counties are ready.
"We're going into the details. We're going into the numbers. We are making sure that we are very efficient should something happen but we're going to make sure that safety comes first," she said.
Earlier this year, the governor led state and local officials in an exercise for hurricane response and recovery procedures.
For more information on what to know before, during, and after the storm, head to our Hurricane Central page.