Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

December 7, 2018

Residents in the Upstate should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety preparations. Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict the possibility of a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow for portions of the state.

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South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week

December 3, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the week of December 2 through December 8, 2018, as South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

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Semana de preparación para el clima invernal de Carolina del Sur

December 3, 2018

El gobernador de Columbia, Henry McMaster, ha proclamado la semana del 2 al 8 de diciembre de 2018 como la Semana de Preparación para el Clima Invernal de Carolina del Sur.

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S.C. Survivors Have One Week Left to Register for Disaster Assistance and Low-Interest Loans with more than $62 Million in Assistance Already Approved

November 27, 2018

Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina have one more week to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for losses caused by Hurricane Florence.

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Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Marion County

November 26, 2018

The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Marion in Marion County will close permanently at noon, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

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Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Horry County

November 21, 2018

The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Conway in Horry County will close permanently at 2 p.m., Saturday Nov. 24, 2018.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to S.C. Congressional Delegation with Revised Estimates for Requests Federal Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery

November 16, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to South Carolina’s congressional delegation with revised estimates for federal funding requests for Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

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S.C. Survivors Can Get Aid from State, Federal and Voluntary Agencies

November 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina still have time to apply for federal disaster assistance. But you may need help beyond what FEMA can offer. Assistance may be available from other federal, state and volunteer organizations.

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Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Marlboro County

November 14, 2018

The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Bennettsville in Marlboro County will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday Nov. 16, 2018.

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SC Disaster Recovery Centers to Close for Veterans Day Holiday

November 9, 2018

All State of South Carolina/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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FEMA Extends Registration Deadline Following Hurricane Florence

November 7, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, FEMA has extended the deadline for South Carolina residents to apply for federal disaster assistance following Hurricane Florence. The deadline to register for aid through FEMA – for uninsured or underinsured damage or losses due to Hurricane Florence – has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

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Announcement of Initial Public Notice

October 26, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

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Survivors Who Don’t Agree with FEMA Decision Have a Right to Appeal

October 24, 2018

All applicants for FEMA recovery assistance have the right to appeal if they disagree with FEMA’s determination.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Darlington County

October 17, 2018

The State of South Carolina and FEMA are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Darlington (Darlington County) Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eight additional centers are open in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Visits Horry County for Three Weeks

October 16, 2018

A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will be visiting locations throughout Horry County over the next three weeks.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Creates Statewide Commission to Address Flooding

October 15, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2018-50, which creates the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. The governor has created the Commission due to a need for communication and coordination between local authorities, state officials, federal agencies, and the private sector. The group is tasked with identifying potential short-term and long-term mitigation solutions for low lying and coastal areas and areas along the state’s rivers.

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Team South Carolina Begins Transition to Normal Operations Following Tropical Storm Michael

October 11, 2018

As the need for immediate life-safety and disaster response resources begins to subside across the state, agencies are beginning the transition to normal, daily operations. Tropical Storm Michael is continuing to move rapidly out of South Carolina. Forecasters report the threat of tornadoes has ended and the threat of minor flooding is diminishing.

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Agencias de Carolina del Sur y los residentes se preparan para el huracán Michael

October 10, 2018

El gobernador Henry McMaster anunció hoy que el estado de Carolina del Sur sigue en estado de emergencia debido a las continuas inundaciones causadas por el huracán Florence y el posible impacto del huracán Michael. Los meteorólogos creen que el huracán Michael se debilitará ante una tormenta tropical y comenzará a afectar el estado a partir del jueves.

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S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the state of South Carolina remains in a state of emergency due to continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Forecasters believe Hurricane Michael will weaken to a tropical storm and begin affecting the state beginning Thursday.

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State/FEMA Disaster Centers to Close Temporarily Due to Hurricane Michael

October 9, 2018

With Hurricane Michael threatening to produce dangerous conditions across South Carolina, State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close temporarily due to poor weather conditions.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Florence County

October 8, 2018

The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Florence County on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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SCEMD monitors Hurricane Michael

October 8, 2018

South Carolina residents should monitor Hurricane Michael, which could affect many parts of the state after making landfall along the Gulf Coast.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Marlboro Team South Carolina Day

October 5, 2018

State and Federal Officials, Non-Profits will Offer Residents Disaster Relief Assistance

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Gov. Henry McMaster to Host Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day

October 2, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster will visit Cheraw on Thursday, October 4, for Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day – a relief event that will serve as a one-stop for Chesterfield County residents who have been affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Florence and Darlington County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

October 2, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Florence and Darlington counties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through FEMA.

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South Carolina begins transition to recovery operations

October 1, 2018

As the need for immediate, life-safety and disaster response resources begins to subside in many areas, agencies are beginning the transition to recovery operations. The Forecasters expect flooding to remain in several Pee Dee areas such as Bucksport and Socastee. Residents in counties affected by Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding should continue to avoid flooded areas.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Chesterfield, Dillon and Horry Counties

October 1, 2018

Disaster Recovery Centers are opening in in Cheraw, Dillon and Conway on Tuesday, October 2 to help residents with damages and losses from Hurricane Florence. Other centers will be opening soon in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Carolina del Sur comienza la transición de las operaciones de recuperación

October 1, 2018

A medida que la necesidad de recursos inmediatos de seguridad y respuesta a desastres comienza a disminuir en muchas áreas, las agencias están comenzando la transición de las operaciones de recuperación. Los pronosticadores esperan que las inundaciones permanezcan en varias áreas de Pee Dee, como Bucksport y Socastee. Los residentes en los condados afectados por el huracán Florence y las inundaciones posteriores deben continuar evitando las áreas inundadas.

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Managing Mold, Muck and Mosquitoes

September 27, 2018

Heavy rains and flooding following Hurricane Florence may create several issues for residents as they begin recovery efforts. The S.C. Emergency Management Division and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control recommend following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency when cleaning mold, mucking out previously flooded homes and preventing mosquito bites.

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working in South Carolina

September 26, 2018

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Florence, but survivors with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA.

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Equipos de asistencia para sobrevivientes de desastres están trabajando en Carolina del Sur

September 26, 2018

Los equipos de Asistencia de Sobrevivientes de Desastres de FEMA están trabajando en las áreas de Carolina del Sur afectadas por el huracán Florence. Los sobrevivientes con pérdidas no aseguradas o subaseguradas no deben esperar a que llegue uno de estos equipos antes de inscribirse en FEMA.

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Georgetown County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

September 26, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Georgetown County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through FEMA.

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Residentes del Condado de Chesterfield son Elegibles para el Programa de Asistencia Individual de FEMA

September 25, 2018

A pedido del Gobernador Henry McMaster, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA) (por sus siglas en inglés) ha enmendado su declaración de desastre para el Huracán Florence para que los residentes en el Condado de Chesterfield sean elegibles para solicitar el programa de Asistencia Individual.

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Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

September 25, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Chesterfield County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Four Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence

September 25, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Cheryl Stanton today announced that residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) funds, which will be made available through the unemployment insurance benefits system.

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Team South Carolina Emergency Response

September 24, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to continue to rise. The forecast is for flood waters in portions of the Pee Dee region including Horry and Georgetown counties to crest this week.

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Salud y Seguridad es importante en la limpieza después de la inundación

September 23, 2018

A medida que algunos residentes comienzan a limpiar el desastre dejado por las graves inundaciones, deben tomar medidas adicionales para proteger su propia salud y seguridad.

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Health and safety important in clean up following flood

September 23, 2018

As some residents start cleaning up the mess left behind by severe flooding, they need to take added steps to protect their own health and safety.

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Flooding continues, some residents can begin recovery

September 22, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise.

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South Carolina Approved for $8 million of Federal Highway Administration “Quick Release” Emergency Funds

September 21, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, SCDOT has been approved for $8 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) "Quick Release" Emergency Funds.

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El gobernador Henry McMaster, UnitedHealth Group celebra la donación de $500,000 al Fondo One SC

September 21, 2018

El gobernador Henry McMaster estuvo acompañado hoy por los ejecutivos de UnitedHealth Group y Joanne Turnquist de Central Carolina Community Foundation(la Fundación Comunitaria de Carolina Central) para celebrar la donación de UnitedHealth Group de $ 500,000 al One SC Fund. Sin cobrar tarifas, el 100% de las donaciones al fondo se destinarán directamente a ayudar a los residentes de Carolina del Sur a recuperarse de los efectos del huracán Florence.

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Gov. Henry McMaster, UnitedHealth Group Celebrate $500,000 Donation to the One SC Fund

September 21, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by UnitedHealth Group executives and Joanne Turnquist of the Central Carolina Community Foundation to celebrate UnitedHealth Group’s $500,000 donation to the One SC Fund.

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Four South Carolina Counties Approved for Individual Assistance Program

September 21, 2018

Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro Individual Assistance Eligibility Added to S.C. Disaster Declaration

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Homes evacuated, river flooding continues

September 21, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise. The forecast is for the Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers to crest east of I-95 this weekend and into early next week

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Residents in PeeDee prepare for second wave of flooding

September 19, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise. The forecast is for the Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers to crest this weekend and into early next week

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SCDNR: Evite la Fauna Silvestre desplazado

September 19, 2018

Los residentes de las áreas afectadas por el huracán Florence y las inundaciones en el estado deben ser cautelosos con la vida silvestre que se ha trasladado a tierras altas.

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SCDNR: Avoid Displaced Wildlife

September 19, 2018

Residents in areas affected by Hurricane Florence and flooding in the state should be cautious of wildlife that have moved to high ground.

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Los residentes de Pee Dee se preparan para segunda oleada de inundaciones

September 19, 2018

El equipo de respuesta de emergencia de Carolina del sur conocido como South Carolina Emergency Response Team está monitoreando los niveles de agua de los ríos y el aumento de agua. El pronóstico es que los ríos de Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee y gran Pee Dee van a escalar este fin de semana y en la próxima semana.

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Volunteers should not self-deploy

September 17, 2018

Here’s how you can help Team South Carolina

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Los voluntarios no deben auto-desplegar

September 17, 2018

Al ver las imágenes del desastre puede causar que usted quiera ir área del impacto. Trabajar en un área de desastre es complejo porque hay planes y procedimientos ya establecidos.

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El Presidente Donald J. Trump declara el desastre para el estado de Carolina del sur y ocho condados

September 17, 2018

En respuesta a la petición del gobernador Henry McMaster, el Presidente Donald Trump declaró que un desastre de nivel mayor existe en el estado de Carolina del sur y aprobó el reembolso federal a través de FEMA por los costos asociados con emergencias, y acciones de seguridad de vida durante el Huracán Florence.

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President Donald J. Trump Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and Eight Counties

September 17, 2018

In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency, life-safety actions during Hurricane Florence.

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SCEMD prepares residents returning home after Tropical Depression Florence

September 16, 2018

Residents affected by Tropical Depression Florence should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home.

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State, Local Agencies Respond to T.D. Florence

September 16, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Tropical Depression Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Tropical Depression with the capacity to bring record amounts of rain resulting in flooding conditions in portions of South Carolina. People should avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges and roadways. Never try to move or drive around barricades. Follow directions issued by local public safety officials. The State Emergency Operations Center is fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and emergency organizations. The SEOC will be operational 24 hours a day until further notice.

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Team South Carolina Prepares for Flooding in the Pee Dee region

September 15, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the SC National Guard, the SC Emergency Management Division, the SC Department of Corrections, the SC Department of Natural Resources, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Horry County are working collectively to implement a plan to combat major flooding in Horry County. (SCDOT Press Release)

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for Horry and Georgetown Counties Tomorrow at 9AM

September 15, 2018

In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that evacuation orders for Horry and Georgetown counties will be lifted tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 16 at 9 AM. Earlier today, the governor lifted evacuation orders for all other previously evacuated zones.

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Ordenes de Evacuación para los Condados de Horry y Georgetown han sido levenatados al comensar manaña a las 9 de la manaña

September 15, 2018

En cordianción con los oficiales locales, el Gobernador Henry McMaster anunció hoy de que las órdenes de evacuación para los condados de Horry y Georgetown serán levantadas empezando manaña a las 9:00 a.m. domingo 16 de septiembre. Más temprano durante el dia de hoy, el gobernador levantó las ordenes de evacuación para todas las zonas de evacuación. Usted puede encontrar una copia de la orden ejecutiva del gobernador aqui.

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Equipo Carolina del Sur se prepara para Inundaciones en la Región de Pee Dee

September 15, 2018

El South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)(por sus siglas en ingles), el SC National Guard, el SC Emergency Management Division, el SC Department of Corrections, el SC Department of Natural Resources, el US Army Corps of Engineers y el condado de Horry están colaborando para implementar un plan para combatir Inundaciones majores en el Condado de Horry.

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South Carolina Braces for Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Category 2 hurricane with the capacity to bring record amounts of rain to South Carolina. The State Emergency Operations Center is fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and emergency organizations. The SEOC will be operational 24 hours a day until further notice.

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Carolina del Sur se prepara para Huracán Florence

September 13, 2018

El equipo de respuesta a emergencias de Carolina del Sur continúa monitoreando Huracán Florence y sigue completamente dedicado a prepararse para su potencial impacto de la tormenta en Carolina del Sur. Los meteorólogos afirman que actualmente Florence es un huracán de Categoría 2 con la capacidad de traer cantidades de lluvia récord a Carolina del Sur. El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del estado (SEOC por sus siglas en inglés) se encuentra en pleno funcionamiento, dotado con personal de emergencia de varias agencias estatales y organizaciones de emergencia. El SEOC estará operacional las 24 del día hasta nueva orden.

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Equipo Carolina del Sur se prepara para Huracán Florence

September 12, 2018

El equipo de respuesta a emergencias de Carolina del Sur continúa monitoreando Huracán Florence y sigue completamente dedicado a prepararse para su potencial impacto en Carolina del Sur.

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Team South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

September 11, 2018

Residents in the southern most parts of South Carolina no longer need to evacuate due to Hurricane Florence. Due to updated predictions from the National Hurricane Center, Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with state and local officials, has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for zones in Beaufort, Colleton, and Jasper counties, with the exception of Edisto Beach.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

September 10, 2018

Governor Also Issues Executive Order Closing Specific Schools and State Government Offices to Ease Traffic Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29, which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Florence approaches. Residents in all hurricane evacuation zones must evacuate beginning no later than NOON TUESDAY, SEPT. 11.

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S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Florence

September 9, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division continues to monitor Hurricane Florence, which forecasters say could affect the East Coast as a powerful storm.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Florence's Potential Impact to the State

September 9, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster has submitted to President Donald Trump a request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of the possible impact from Hurricane Florence.

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Governor Declares State of Emergency

September 8, 2018

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 Florence impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

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SCEMD monitors Hurricane Florence

September 7, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring Hurricane Florence.

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S.C. launches new site for business reentry certification

August 29, 2018

Businesses in South Carolina now have a new online tool to to register for post-disaster reentry following evacuations.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Opioid Emergency Response Plan

June 20, 2018

Organizations Will Use Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis as One Team

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S.C.’s new personal emergency app, new SCEMD website

May 29, 2018

Residents in South Carolina now have a new mobile tool to help them be personally prepared for large-scale emergencies, such as hurricanes.

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SCEMD releases official 2018 S.C. Hurricane Guide

May 24, 2018

The S.C. Emergency Management Division releases the official 2018 South Carolina Hurricane Guide this weekend as part of this year’s S.C. Hurricane Preparedness Week.

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South Carolina Opioid Emergency Response Team Meeting

April 23, 2018

South Carolina Opioid Emergency Response Team Meeting Agenda for 4/23/2018

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2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan

March 26, 2018

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is requesting comments on the updates made to the 2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan

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S.C. Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week

March 2, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2018 will be observed March 4-10.

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