Charleston, coastal S.C. counties receiving hurricane evacuation survey

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Residents in Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Georgetown, and Horry counties will all be receiving the same piece of mail this week -- a research survey on how they make plans to evacuate if there is a hurricane.

The survey is being conducted by geographers from the University of South Carolina, planners at the state Emergency Management Division, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to better understand people's behavior before a storm.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, so we here at TheDigitel wanted to give you a heads up on the survey and remind our neighbors along the South Carolina coast how important it is to have an emergency evacuation plan if mother nature ever turns ugly. 

News 4 Charleston has the wire release on the survery; read it here.

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