2023 Hurricane Guide

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A Message from John T Cook & Associates

We live in such a beautiful part of the world where, unfortunately; hurricanes are a possibility. Please know our number one priority is the safety of you and your loved ones. We hope the information contained here will help you plan, prepare, and execute the necessary steps if a hurricane approaches our shores.

Our commitment at John T Cook & Associates is to be with you every step of the way. As experienced catastrophe professionals, we also plan. We have a team ready to assist you with any questions you may have. Our entire team is prepared to work remotely to assure we are available. We will be here for you before, during, and after any storm that comes our way.

The planning and preparation you take may not only save lives but will make evacuation and recovery much less stressful.

This guide is designed to help you prepare for the hurricane season. There are tips on how to prepare, what to do during and after, plus evacuation routes.

  • South Carolina Evacuation Routes
  • 2023 Hurricane Names List
  • What to do during a hurricane watch
  • What to do during a hurricane warning
  • What to do after a hurricane/tropical storm
  • Important Hurricane Contacts Correll Insurance Group of Hilton Head
  • How to report a claim after a hurricane
  • Post-Hurricane Guide

Contact us if you have any questions.

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What you need to know about a hurricane 

2023 Hurricane Names 

Evacuation Routes & Zone Map

We encourage any person with interest in a South Carolina property to consider downloading the SCEMD App on their smart device. They have done a fantastic job at providing information and keeping everyone informed.

Supplies & Disaster Kit

It is important to keep enough supplies in your home to meet the needs of your family for at least three days. Assemble a disaster kit with items you may need in an emergency or evacuation.

Download SC Emergency Manager App 

Take advantage of the official app of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD).

What to do during a hurricane watch

  1. Read our Preparing for Evacuation Guide.
  2. Fuel and service family automobile.
  3. Check supply of prescription medicine (10 days - 2 weeks)
  4. Check and replenish first-aid supplies.
  5. Check and replenish supply of batteries.
  6. Go to bank to get extra cash.
  7. Review where the family will evacuate.
  8. Turn freezer to maximum cold setting.
  9. Bring in items which can become projectiles.
  10. Back up and turn off computers.

What to do during a hurricane warning 

  1. Put up Hurricane Shutters, tape or board windows.
  2. Begin your Pre-Evacuation Checklist.
  3. Notify neighbors and relatives of where you'll be.
  4. Place towels around window sills and doors to reduce water seepage.
  5. Place insecticides and other toxins in water-tight containers and in a high spot.
  6. Create a plan for your pets.
  7. Unplug small appliances & electronics including items like golf carts.
  8. Lock all windows & doors.
  9. Drive safely using SC designated evacuation routes.
  10. Watch for dangling electrical wires and NEVER drive through water if you can't see the road beneath.

What to do after a storm or hurricane 

Do not return until authorities give the all-clear. 

Important Contacts 

We have put together a contact directory of important local, state, and federal phone numbers and websites we feel are able to provide accurate and timely information during a catastrophe.


John T. Cook & Associates is a member of Correll Insurance Group and works to bring you coverage that best fits your needs. Visit our corporate site to learn more.

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