S.C. Agencies Prepare Early for Winter Months

December 1, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:30 P.M.) - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, along with the agencies that comprise the State Emergency Response Team, encourages everyone in South Carolina to prepare for the upcoming winter season during South Carolina Winter Weather Awareness Week.  This is the first time the State of South Carolina has co-sponsored this week with the National Weather Service.

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Winter Weather News Conference on Dec. 1

November 30, 2014

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division will be holding a Winter Weather Awareness Week media availability at 11:00 a.m. on December 1 at the State Emergency Operations Center.

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Earthquake Guide Now Available Statewide

October 1, 2014

The South Carolina Earthquake Guide is available for the first time statewide via the Senior P.R.E.P. section at every Walgreens store in the state.  The S.C. Earthquake Guide is the first publication that details South Carolina-specific information on what citizens should do before, during and after a major earthquake.

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SCEMD Monitors Hurricane Arthur

July 1, 2014

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division continues to follow the latest information on Hurricane Arthur. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center have issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Horry and Georgetown Counties.

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South Carolina Hurricane Awareness Week

May 29, 2014

Governor Henry McMaster will proclaim May 28-June 3 to be 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Awareness Week. The S.C. Emergency Management Division, agencies of the State Emergency Response Team and county emergency managers will be engaged in many activities throughout the week to highlight disaster preparedness in South Carolina.

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Ice Storm Reimbursement Deadline Extended

April 9, 2014

The S.C. Emergency Management Division announced today that any applicant eligible for federal reimbursement from the Feb. 10-14 winter weather event should submit a formal request to the agency before May 9.

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S.C. to Get Federal Assistance in Wake Of Winter Storm

March 12, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:15 p.m.) – In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster area for parts of South Carolina.

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South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week

February 28, 2014

South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2017 will be observed March 5 – 11.  The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the National Weather Service, and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association jointly sponsor the week to remind people that severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods are significant hazards in South Carolina and people need to take proper safety precautions.

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Dangerous Storm Forecasted for South Carolina

February 10, 2014

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for winter weather that is expected to be dangerous. The National Weather Service says the forecast for this week calls for snow and ice accumulations with freezing temperatures lasting into Thursday.

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South Carolina Returns to Normal Operations

January 30, 2014

The State of South Carolina starts to return to normal as the S.C. Emergency Management Division and the agencies of the State Emergency Response Team scale back operations relating to the severe winter storm that began Tuesday, January 28.

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Snow & Ice to Hit South Carolina, Freezing Temps Statewide

January 27, 2014

Columbia, S.C. (Monday, January 27, 5:00 P.M.) - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for a dangerous developing winter weather situation. The National Weather Service says the forecast for this week calls for snow and ice accumulations with freezing temperatures lasting through Thursday morning.

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