South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week

November 29, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the week of November 28 through December 4, 2021, as South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service along with the agencies that comprise the State Emergency Response Team encourage all residents and visitors to prepare for severe winter weather by checking supplies and safety plans now.

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Earthquake Swarm Highlights Safety

November 1, 2021

The United States Geological Survey to date has confirmed seven low-magnitude earthquakes in and around Jenkinsville, South Carolina since October 25. The most recent earthquake confirmed by USGS occurred just before 11 a.m. today and registered a 2.0 magnitude.

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South Carolina to ShakeOut for Earthquake Preparedness Week

October 14, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed Earthquake Preparedness Week for 2021 be observed October 17-23 in South Carolina. The S.C. 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. A highlight of the week will be the Great Southeast ShakeOut on Thursday, October 21 at 10:21 a.m.

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Business & Industry COVID-19 Webinar

August 12, 2021

In partnership with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Department of Commerce will be hosting a COVID-19 webinar for business and industry on August 18th at 11 a.m.

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Gov. Henry McMaster, SCEMD Urge Storm Preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa

July 6, 2021

Residents should finalize their storm preparations ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict portions of South Carolina’s coast will experience tropical storm conditions beginning Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

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SCEMD Monitors Hurricane Elsa

July 2, 2021

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring Hurricane Elsa, which forecasters say could affect the South Carolina next week.

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Evacuation Coordination

June 8, 2021

Frequently asked questions about traffic management, lane reversals, and more.

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New Website, New Guide for Hurricane Season

May 27, 2021

SCEMD launches hurricane.sc, a new online home for hurricane preparedness

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2021 Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins Sunday

May 26, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May 30 through June 5 to be South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week. SCEMD, county emergency managers and the National Weather Service urge individuals, businesses and communities to begin preparations ahead of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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Community Vaccination Center Hits Milestone

April 25, 2021

Today, more than 4,000 people have received their COVID-19 vaccine at South Carolina’s Community Vaccination Center at Columbia Place Mall. This temporary mass vaccination clinic, which opened April 13, is operating for another six weeks and currently offers the Pfizer vaccine.

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FEMA and South Carolina to Open Community Vaccination Center at Columbia Place Mall April 14

April 12, 2021

FEMA, partnering with the state of South Carolina, Richland County, and city of Columbia, is opening a Community Vaccination Center (CVC) site at the Columbia Place Mall. This site at 7201 Two Notch Road will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily beginning Wednesday, April 14.

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S.C. Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week March 7-13, 2021

March 1, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2021 will be observed March 7-13.

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South Carolina Officials Warn Public to Watch Out for Possible COVID-19 Vaccine-related Scams

January 27, 2021

South Carolinians Urged to Remain Alert

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