Since our area is susceptible to hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, winter storms and more, we want to encourage the need for everyone - families, businesses, agencies, and institutions - to be prepared if and when these disasters strike. Florence County Emergency Management would like for you to take this time to get prepared. When disaster is imminent and is happening, it is not the time to think "What should I do?" Being prepared means you are ready to protect your family and property when a disaster occurs. It means you have previously thought out what to do, where to go, what to bring and how to get there.