Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through November 30. On June 5, the first storm of the year, Andrea, formed and eventually made her way from Florida right up the east coast. As far as the Charleston Coast, she left little more than some rainy days in her wake and actually was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone by June 7. Still, a storm forming so early in the season, combined with the over-zealous media coverage has people naturally discussing the “what ifs” of storms on the Charleston Coast.
It’s no secret that any Atlantic coastal community is at risk… even if it’s minimal risk. So, what do we think about buying, selling and living on the coast as it relates to these seasonal storms? Donnie Whitaker, an agent in our Isle of Palms Office, recently wrote a post on his blog about hurricanes and the Charleston Coast. Our President, Randy Walker, also took to our blog in 2008 to expound upon the subject, after one of those pesky (but uneventful) tropical storms passed over.