A "classic" supercell here indeed is rare, as well. So we are stuck
with the HP supercell. And here in the Southeast, humidity and haze bring
visibility down to around 10 miles and often less on a typical afternoon.
Except for our coastal plains, terrain is rolling hills and lots of trees
(except near very large farms).
In South Carolina, and from what I've experienced, North Carolina and Georgia is similar, we have very well paved roads, even farm to market and county roads. There are SOME unpaved roads, but these tend to be rare and generally lead down to some residences in very rural areas and are usually dead end roads. Now that's the good part. Unlike the ruler straight roads in some areas of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, our roads look more like a snake tossed on a hot grill...VERY WIGGLY!
Another difference is more people and towns, even in rural areas. A mile wide F5 tornado could conceivably go 40 miles in the Texas Panhandle and destroy no homes and kill no one. Here it would most certainly cause massive damage and inflict many fatalities.
Our tornado season here starts very early compared to the midwest, and our early storms often happen after dark, and move quickly. This is also a trait of our fall severe storm season as well. This makes chasing unwise and spotting extremely difficult. The times I have served as Skyward net control at CAE NWSFO I was there until well after dark.
Often cloud features are obscured by the haze and wall clouds may hang very close to cloud base (even if a tornado is involved). Some thunderstorms do have a lot of scud. This causes people to report any scud hanging down to be a tornado.
And how do I chase? I do it to aid the NWSFO in verification of severe weather and to make sure storms don't suddenly produce a tornado or some other event.
Unfortunately I have no chase partner at this time, but I always get a friend to monitor me on the 2 meter radio on a repeater so as to make sure I can give a timely report and for me to call for help in case of a dire emergency. I have yet to go on any long distance chases. I won't do that without a partner, and I don't even consider punching core. This year I added a portable color TV with video inputs, and next on schedule is a camera mount for the vehicle, a newer 2 meter radio with a lot more memories and an additional camera body.