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Old 05-31-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to Summerville this Summer from Central Alabama. I was wondering how Summerville is affected by hurricanes, if at all?
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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I am also moving to Summerville but right after the season. I talked to my builder and he said that yes they do get hurricanes there but it is not as bad as here on the coast of South Fla.

I know that is not a lot of info but it is all I have. The fact that they get hurricanes and the homes are not CBS construction scares the heck out of me!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The further inland you are, the less impact from hurricanes. I would only worry about them much if you're within 5 miles of the coast or in a flood zone. Once you get further inland you only have to worry about wind and rain - not storm surge.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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How far is the Belle Hall subdivision of Mt. Pleasant from the coast (as a crow flies not by driving)?
This subdivision is West of Long Point Drive.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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Summerville will not get the same hurricane that hits the Isle of Palms. Usually wind and rain but not as bad and no storm surge. Hurricanes generally weaken as soon as they make landfall. Unless it's a Hugo. Charlotte got hammered by Hugo but that was an extraordinarily powerful storm.

Most of Belle Hall is not in a flood zone, according to the flood map.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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Summerville will not get the same hurricane that hits the Isle of Palms. Usually wind and rain but not as bad and no storm surge. Hurricanes generally weaken as soon as they make landfall. Unless it's a Hugo. Charlotte got hammered by Hugo but that was an extraordinarily powerful storm.

Most of Belle Hall is not in a flood zone, according to the flood map.
Can you send me a flood map location if you have it?
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