Tropical Storm Idalia Cleanup in South Carolina
August 31, 2023
Crews clearing roads of debris and sand from Tropical Storm Idalia are now reporting most areas are accessible to residents, although a few roads may still be closed for safety concerns.
Governor Declares State of Emergency
August 29, 2023
Governor Henry McMaster has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Idalia.
South Carolina Tracking Tropical Storm Idalia
August 28, 2023
South Carolina residents should prepare for Tropical Storm Idalia, which forecasters say will become a hurricane today, and could affect many parts of the state after making landfall along the west coast of Florida.
2023 Day of Recovery Hosted by SCEMD
August 9, 2023
Over 120 folks from government agencies, volunteer organizations and private businesses participated in Wednesday's 2023 Day of Recovery.
Hurricane Evacuation Survey
June 5, 2023
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division's Hurricane Evacuation Study is underway ahead of the 2023 hurricane season.
Hurricane Preparedness Month
April 27, 2023
Take time now to be prepared for Hurricane Season. Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the month of May to be the first South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Month.
S.C. Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week March 5-11, 2023
March 2, 2023
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2023 will be observed March 5-11.
SCEMD attends SCEMA 2023 conference
February 27, 2023
Last week, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and more than 300 others gathered in the Lowcountry at the South Carolina Emergency Management Association conference.
SCEMD to Host Military Installations Seminar
February 10, 2023
Representatives of resident military installations within South Carolina will meet on Thursday, February 16, with state and county emergency managers as part of a disaster preparedness seminar hosted by the S.C. Emergency Management Division.
FEMA Aid now available for Hurricane Ian
November 22, 2022
At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the President has declared a disaster exists in South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Ian. Residents who suffered damage in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties may now register for disaster assistance through FEMA.
SCEMD Monitors Tropical Storm Nicole
November 9, 2022
South Carolina residents should monitor Tropical Storm Nicole, which could affect many parts of the state after making landfall along east coast of Florida.
Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Ian
November 1, 2022
Governor Henry McMaster today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to assist state and local recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian. This request comes after extensive damage assessments conducted by local officials, recovery staff with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA.
SCEMD launches Earthquake.SC
October 17, 2022
South Carolina residents now have a new tool to help them be better prepared for earthquakes. Today, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division launched Earthquake.SC, an interactive website designed to guide people through the fundamentals of earthquakes in the Palmetto State and how to best prepare for them.
South Carolina to ShakeOut, Launch New Earthquake Prep Resource Next Week
October 13, 2022
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed Earthquake Preparedness Week for 2022 be observed October 16-20 in South Carolina. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division encourages everyone to take this opportunity to learn about our state’s seismic fault system and how best to prepare for earthquakes.
Hurricane Ian Cleanup in South Carolina
October 3, 2022
Crews clearing roads of sand and debris are now reporting most areas are accessible to residents, although a few roads may still be closed for safety concerns.
Ian Expected to Make Landfall in South Carolina
September 29, 2022
Governor, State Officials to Hold Briefing at 4:00 PM
South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Ian
September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian is now expected to cross Florida and bring tropical storm conditions to much of South Carolina, according to forecasters with the National Hurricane Center. People in South Carolina should expect high winds, heavy rain, flash flooding, flooding due to storm surge and isolated tornadoes beginning Thursday night and lasting into the weekend.
South Carolina Tracking Hurricane Ian
September 26, 2022
South Carolina residents should continue to monitor Hurricane Ian as it approaches the southeast United States. As of Monday, forecasters believe Ian could bring tropical storm force winds, heavy rainfall and isolated tornadoes to South Carolina at the end of the week.
Midlands Earthquake Swarm Longest in Recent History
June 30, 2022
Geologists studying the ongoing swarm of earthquakes in Kershaw County believe this may be the longest period of successive earthquake activity in the state’s recorded history.