Preparing for Tropical Cyclone Nicole in Charleston, SC

From live updates to re-upping your hurricane kit, keep reading for how you can prepare for this storm.

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Check out these local resources to be prepared for the storm.

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Storms are constantly changing. Check NOAA for live updates.

This isn’t our first go-around this hurricane season, but you can never be too prepared. Here’s what we know so far about Tropical Cyclone Nicole and how you can stay informed and ready.

As of Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., there was a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch in effect for parts of the Lowcountry including Charleston County.

The storm’s greatest local impacts were expected to be felt on Thursday lasting into Friday. Prepare for possible coastal flooding, tornadoes, beach erosion, dangerous surf and rip currents, tropical-storm-force winds, and heavy rainfall.

Get prepared

Rainfall | Charleston County could see between 2-4 inches of rain. Check TIDEeye for tidal flooding reports.

Gas | Wondering which gas stations are still open? Use this map from GasBuddy to find an open gas station near you.

Power outages | You can track or report power outages using Dominion Energy’s online map. You can also check Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina’s outage map.

Road closures | Use the City of Charleston’s GIS map to track potential road closures.

Stay informed | Follow Nicoles path here. Stay up-to-date with the SC Emergency Management Division here, keep an eye out for a City of Charleston news flash, and sign up for Charleston County alerts.

Pets | This article wraps up a few tips to keep your furry friends safe whether you’re hunkering down at home or heading to a shelter.

Hurricane kits | Restock your hurricane kit with supplies from this list.

Schools | Stay informed about potential SC school closures.

Additional resources | Go here for resources including emergency phone numbers and maps.

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