Hurricane season is June 1 through Nov. 30, with the most active part of the season normally occurring from August to October. The CCU Emergency Management Department monitors tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico for potential development of a tropical system long before it develops into a tropical storm or a hurricane that threatens the South Carolina coast. Emergency Management staff regularly checks the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) tropical weather outlook and forecasts, as well as coordinates with state and local emergency management offices and the National Weather Service for local hazard impacts.
Once a tropical system forms and the NHC forecast shows our area at risk, the CCU emergency management director notifies and emergency operations organization and begins regular situation briefings. If the tropical system further develops and the NHC forecast continues to show our area may be impacted, the CCU Emergency Operations Framework will be activated and emergency operations will be managed in the CCU Emergency Operations Center.
Please review the hurricane frequently asked questions for more information regarding the University’s hurricane preparedness activities and hurricane operations.