Useful Links

Hurricane Guide
Please review the South Carolina Hurricane Guide [pdf 1047K].

Institute for Business & Home Safety
The Institute for Business & Home Safety’s mission is to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other property losses by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices.

SC Department of Insurance - Office of Consumer Services
The Office of Consumer Services provides assistance to consumers on a wide range of insurance claims and policy issues.  They will be happy to respond to consumer needs relating to homeowners and coastal insurance; provides consumers with market assistance by helping to locate hard-to-place insurance coverages within the insurance market; and assists consumers following a catastrophic event.

SC Emergency Preparedness
The SC Emergency Preparedness Office provides information about South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan, Hurricane Plan, Earthquake Plan and selected other natural hazard plans.

SC Insurance News Service 
The SC Insurance News Service is a non-profit, non-lobbying organization which provides property and casualty insurance information to consumers and the media.

SC Safe Home Grant Program
The SC Safe Home Program was created by the Omnibus Coastal Property Insurance Act of 2007. The goal of the program is to assist eligible South Carolina property owners with the retrofitting of their homes to make them more resistant to losses from hurricane damage.

SC Wind and Hail Joint Underwriting Association 
The SC Wind and Hail Joint Underwriting Association (SCWHUA) is the residual property insurance market in South Carolina. It provides coverage for the perils of wind and hail in the coastal areas of the state designated by the Legislature as "Beach."

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes - FLASH, Inc.
FLASH is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation.  Their mission is to promote life safety, property protection and economic well-being by strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.