Swirling hurricane over ocean, Cuba and Florida

How to prepare for storm season

Stay safe and stay prepared during storm and hurricane season. 

Prepare your family and home with these tips from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System: 

  • Monitor local news outlets (Herald-Journal, WYFF, WSPA, Fox Carolina) so you are up-to-date on the weather in our area.
  • Keep medications, ID cards, emergency numbers, a first aid kit, and important documents in one place so you know where to locate them in case of an emergency.
    • You should have a seven day supply of medications or other medical items. If you need a prescription refilled, call your physician today.
  • Talk with your household about how to prepare and respond to home emergencies.
  • Ensure that your cell phone is fully charged
  • Be prepared with the adequate amounts of water and food. In case of a power outage, stock food that does not require cooking or refrigeration, and store water in clean containers.
    • There should be one gallon of water per person, per day.
    • Consider a two week supply for the home of food and water.
  • In case of a power outage keep be sure to have:
    • A battery-powered radio so you can stay up to date on news if there is a power outage.
    • A wind-up or battery powered clock
    • Matches and candles
    • Flashlights
    • Batteries
  • Keep grills, camp stoves, and generators out of the house, basement and garage. Locate generators at least 20 feet from the house. Leave your home immediately if the carbon monoxide detector sounds, and call 911.

If you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or—if driving is permissible—visit an Immediate Care Center.