News Releases in 'Hurricanes' Category

Hurricane Michael heading through the Gulf, then to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC. – October 9, 2018 When a severe weather threat is looming, there is little time to get your home ready and take your family to safety. Forecasts are predicting that Hurricane Michael will bring some strong winds and heavy rains into South Carolina as early as Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue Tropical...

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Tips on filing an insurance claim

COLUMBIA, S.C., September 11, 2018 A Hurricane Watch is in effect for parts of South Carolina. Hurricane Florence is expected to make a close approach to the coastline, and landfall is possible. The powerful storm is bringing dangerous threats of storm surge, rain, flooding, and wind.

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Hurricane season is here

Columbia, S.C. – June 1, 2018 – The official start of hurricane season is here. South Carolinians have gotten an early start to the season with Subtropical Storm Alberto bringing heavy rains to parts of the state. Forecasts are calling for an average to slightly-above-average storm season this year. Now is the time for South Carolinians...

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26th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo

Columbia, S.C. – September, 22 2015 – The 26th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo offers South Carolinians an opportunity to reflect on an event that devastated the state, and reminds us about the importance of being prepared. Hugo was the first natural disaster in the U.S. to cause more than $1 billion in insured property losses. South...

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Filing an insurance claim is first stop on road to recovery

COLUMBIA, S.C. – August 24, 2011 – Hurricane Irene’s path is still not clear as it barrels toward the East Coast. Although forecasters suggest the storm will head north and east, South Carolina remains in the cone of uncertainty. “Even if our state misses a direct hit, we could still experience damage from severe weather resulting...

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