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The SC HAB Review newsletter, 113 Calhoun Street, erosion, invasive species, and hurricane-related information

South Carolina Guide to Beachfront Property
This guide for current and future S.C. beachfront property owners was produced by S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management with significant contributions from the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. Current and prospective homeowners will learn about common coastal hazards, such as chronic erosion, storm-driven erosion, and flooding. Also included are important state regulations for construction and renovation of properties on the beachfront and criteria for repairing or rebuilding after a storm event. 2014. 28 pp.  VIEW PDF

America's Hurricane Threat, Vol. 1, No 1, Fall 1998
Racing to Catch Up: Florida's Battle Over Building Codes. John H. Tibbetts. In South Florida, relentless population, development, and political pressures are undermining the region's efforts to reduce the threats to life and property the next time a hurricane strikes. As a result, South Florida is probably more vulnerable to a giant storm today than before Hurricane Andrew struck. 12 pp. FREE  VIEW TEXT

America's Hurricane Threat, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 1999
Raising Up and Moving Out, Elevation and Buyout of Floodprone Buildings: Do they Work? John H. Tibbetts. To minimize future disaster costs, state and federal agencies are funneling tens of millions of dollars into North Carolina communities. Now it is crucial that localities also begin to manage appropriate development and that citizens reduce their vulnerability to floods and other disasters. 12 pp. FREE  VIEW TEXT 

Climate Change: Planning Ahead for South Carolina
John H. Tibbetts. This booklet presents the proceedings of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium's Eighth Annual Winter Conference held in Columbia, S.C., on January 16, 1990. 1990. 18 pp. FREE ORDER

Coastal Hazards Bulletin
Choosing a Roofing Contractor. Before installing a new roof or having repairs made, here are things you may want to consider in choosing a contractor. VIEW TEXT

Coastal Hazards Bulletin
Improving the Wind Resistance of Roof Shingles: Asphalt Shingle Roofs. This bulletin offers construction guidelines on installing an asphalt shingle roof system. VIEW PDF

Coastal Hazards Bulletin
Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane. Do you know how to prepare your business for a hurricane? Here are a few important tips. VIEW TEXT

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 18, No. 1, Summer 2003
Hothouse Planet. John H. Tibbetts. Which wild creatures can adapt to accelerating climate change? 16 pp. VIEW PDF  |  VIEW TEXT  ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 17, No. 1, Summer 2002
Floyd Follies: What We've Learned. John H. Tibbetts. A four-state evacuation from Hurricane Floyd caused massive traffic foul-ups. But South Carolina has since worked hard to improve evacuation planning. 16 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF  |  VIEW TEXT  | ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 13, No. 3, Winter 1998-99
You Are Here: New Horizons for Geography. John H. Tibbetts. Government planners increasingly use new geographic tools to manage development, conserve natural resources, and protect lives and property during natural disasters. 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 14, No. 1, Summer 1999
Storm Front. John H. Tibbetts. Since hurricanes Hugo in 1989 and Andrew in 1992, government has taken steps to reduce loss of life and property during giant storms, but citizens should also accept more responsibility to learn about their vulnerability to hurricanes. 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 13, No. 2, Fall 1998
Pfiesteria Hysteria: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... John H. Tibbetts. A famous new species of nuisance algae, Pfiesteria piscicida, is often described as a bizarre, freakish phenomenon, but it's just one small part of an international problem. 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 13, No. 1, Summer 1998
Early Europeans in America: Hurricanes Steer the Course of History. John H. Tibbetts. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas to Florida, the dreams of explorers and colonialists were often capsized by giant storms, creating long-lasting impacts on our heritage. 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 1997
Armoring the Coast: Beachfront Battles Over Seawalls. John H. Tibbetts. How can South Carolina balance preservation of beaches against the rights of private landowners? 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Coastal Heritage, Vol. 12, No. 1, Summer 1997
Hurricanes 101: Lessons on Saving Lives & Property. John H. Tibbetts. Someday we could receive a double whammy: a huge storm that kills thousands of Americans and destroys more property than hurricanes Hugo and Andrew combined. 16 pp. FREE  ORDER

Holding On To Your Roof Part II: Retrofitting Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Covering and Sheathing Connections (video)
This video shows homeowners steps they can take to increase their asphalt shingle and sheathing connection’s strength against high winds. 2001. 14 minutes. $8.50 To order online visit

Hurricane Preparation Checklists
A handy checklist that helps you better prepare for a hurricane. 1998. Flyer. FREE  ORDER

King Tides App

This app developed by S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is interactive and encourages users to submit their own pictures taken during King Tides, or extremely high-tide events. The app gathers important information about potential future sea-level rise on the South Carolina coast, as well as identifies vulnerable flooding areas. FREE.  VISIT THE WEBSITE

Ocean's Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska
Produced with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Earthquake Information Center and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In video or dvd format. 2004. 25 min. $20 ORDER

Q & A on Purchasing Coastal Real Estate in South Carolina
This guide focuses on basic questions you should ask as a potential purchaser of coastal real estate. 2001; revised 2006. 15 pp. CR-003559 FREE  ORDER

This brochure highlights opportunities for reducing wind damage vulnerability when re-roofing. 2001. Brochure. FREE  VIEW PDF  |  ORDER

S.C. Beach Renourishment App
This app illustrates permitted beach renourishment projects in South Carolina. There is a “comparison mode” which allows users to view the extent of all projects on a particular beach.  Includes specific project information such as cost, funding sources, sand volume, and borrow area. FREE.  VISIT THE WEBSITE

Window and Door Protection
This brochure gives important information on protecting openings in your home, such as windows and doors, from wind damage. 2001. Brochure. FREE  VIEW PDF  |  ORDER

South Carolina Coastal Erosion Annotated Bibliography
Leslie Reynolds Sautter, Ph.D., and Diana Sangster. References compiled through 1994. 1997. 151 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF

SC HAB Review Newsletter
(formerly the South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae Newsletter)

SC HAB Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring 2005
Volunteer Monitoring Network Expands to GA., NC. 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF

SC HAB Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, Winter 2005
CDC Funds HAB, Toxin Studies. 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2004
Massive "Red Tide" in Bulls Bay. 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF 

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring 2003
Why Are the Eagles Dying? 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 2002
Site Visit Updates CDC. 4 pp. FREE VIEW PDF

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 2002
NOAA's HAB Analytical Response Team. 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF 

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2001
CDC Awards Grant for Coastal Estuarine Pond Research. 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2001
NOAA Grant Awarded for Research, Education, and Outreach. 4 pp. FREE  VIEW PDF 

South Carolina Task Group on Harmful Algae, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 2000
Initiative moves into next phase. Flyer. FREE  VIEW PDF 

South Carolina Task Group on Toxic Algae, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 2000
Officials laud task group's work. Flyer. FREE  VIEW PDF  

South Carolina Task Group on Toxic Algae, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 1999
SC ready if a Pfiesteria bloom should occur. Flyer. FREE  VIEW PDF  

South Carolina Task Group on Toxic Algae, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 1998-99
CDC grant funds Pfiesteria research. Flyer. FREE  VIEW PDF  

South Carolina Task Group on Toxic Algae, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1998
State task group studies Pfiesteria. Flyer. FREE  VIEW PDF  

Zebra Mussels in South Carolina: The Potential Risk of Infestation
Steven de Kozlowski, Chris Page and, Jack M. Whetstone. This report, initiated by the South Carolina Zebra Mussel Task Force, determines the relative risk of zebra mussel infestations in public waters throughout the state. 2002. 14 pp with map insert. FREE ORDER

Beach Vitex
Called the Kudzu of the Coast, Beach Vitex is an invasive species that crowds out native dune plants and may affect sea turtle nesting. 2005. Pocket guide. UNC-SG-05-07 FREE VIEW PDF  |  ORDER

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