2017 News Releases

 

 

Register for the Business Preparedness Workshop
Columbia (Tuesday, October 2) - SCEMD will host AFTER MATTHEW: A Disaster Recovery Workshop for Coastal Businesses on Wednesday, November 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Charleston, S.C. This seminar will provide businesses with information on how to prepare for and recover from large-scale emergencies and disasters. READ MORE...
 
The Great ShakeOut & Earthquake Preparedness Week
Columbia South Carolina Earthquake Preparedness Week for 2017 will be October 15-21. A highlight of the week will be the Great Southeast ShakeOUT earthquake safety drill. You can sign up for the Great ShakeOUT now. READ MORE...
 
Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Evacuation Order for 8 Barrier Islands Previously Evacuated
Local Officials to Continue Restricting Access to Hunting, Harbor and Fripp Islands
Columbia (Tuesday, September 12) - In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that all evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of the 8 barrier islands previously evacuated, effective today, Tuesday at 9:15 AM, and that local officials are now responsible for permitting access to each of the islands. READ MORE...
 
Rain, Flash Flooding Possible with T.S. Irma
Columbia (Monday, September 11) - As Tropical Storm Irma continues to affect South Carolina, residents should pay close attention to weather conditions throughout the state. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center predict that T.S. Irma could produce three to six inches of rain along with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. READ MORE...
 
Emergency Shelters Opening
Columbia (Saturday, September 9) - Emergency shelters will be available for residents and visitors who are evacuating from southern coastal areas due to Hurricane Irma. READ MORE...
 
Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Evacuations for Barrier Islands in Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper Counties
Columbia (Friday, September 8) - Governor Henry McMaster today ordered the evacuation of certain barrier islands in Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper Counties. Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, residents on those islands should prepare to evacuate their homes beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 AM. READ MORE...
 
Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials to Hold Hurricane Irma Briefing
Columbia (Friday, September 8) - Governor Henry McMaster will hold a media briefing with state emergency response officials today, Friday, September 8 at 6:00 PM. The governor will update the public on Hurricane Irma's potential impact to South Carolina. READ MORE...
 
President Donald J. Trump Approves South Carolina Emergency Declaration
Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 6, 2017, and continuing. READ MORE...
 
STATE PUBLIC HOTLINE ACTIVATED
Columbia (Friday, September 8) - Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed. READ MORE...
 
South Carolina Should Prepare for Hurricane Irma
Columbia (Wednesday, September 6) - Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma. READ MORE...
 

Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement

HURRICANE MATTHEW PUBLIC NOTICE

HMGP Comment Period

 
SCEMD Monitors Potential Tropical Cyclone
Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring a tropical storm system that could affect parts of the state’s coast. As a result of the storm’s projected movement up the east coast, key local and state agencies have been notified to be ready to respond if the need arises. Read More...
 
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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