2017 News Releases

Total Eclipse Safety Tips
Columbia, S.C. - Emergency managers are planning for an estimated influx of more than one million visitors into South Carolina for several days on either side of the eclipse. Expect nearly everything to be above capacity for nearly a week total. Read More...
 
Extreme Heat Safety
Columbia, S.C. - Summer is what South Carolina is known for.  With all the fun in the sun to be had, it's also when the potential increases for heat-related injuries. Stay safe with these tips. Read More...
S.C. Hurricane Guide Available May 28, 2017
Columbia, S.C. - The Official 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide will be released via 10 coastal newspapers, available in 20 SCDMV offices in coastal counties and at any Walgreens store statewide. The Guide will be available for download on scemd.org. Read More...
 
Register for CodeRed Emergency Alerts
Columbia, S.C. - Notifications will be sent out when a major disaster is imminent or has just occurred, at the request of county emergency managers and various emergency situations requiring you to take personal protective actions. Read More...
 
2017 Severe Weather & Flood Safety Week
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina's Severe Weather and Flood Safety Preparedness Week for 2017 will be observed March 5-11 this year. Read More...
 
Below Freezing Temps to Continue Through Sunday
Columbia, S.C. (Saturday, January 7, 2017) – The S.C. Emergency Management Division encourages everyone in the state to be prepared for below freezing conditions that are expected to continue after this weekend’s winter storm. Read More...
 
Winter Weather Begins in South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. (Friday, January 6, 2017) - Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance on a winter storm that has begun to affect the state. Read More...
 
Residents Should Prepare for Winter Weather
Columbia, S.C. (Thursday, January 5, 2017) - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for possible winter weather. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect a wintry mix of snow, ice and rain for much of the state beginning Friday evening and lasting through Saturday. Read More...
 
 
 
 
 
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