SCEMD Achieves National Reaccreditation
November 29, 2023
The Emergency Management Accreditation Program has granted the South Carolina Emergency Management Division full national accreditation. This national certification program examined the state's ability to respond to and prepare for disasters.
South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week
November 20, 2023
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed that South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week for 2023 will be observed from November 26 through December 2, 2023.
South Carolina to ShakeOut for Earthquake Preparedness Week
October 12, 2023
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed Earthquake Preparedness Week for 2023 to be observed October 15-21 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.
Senior P.R.E.P. Program Kickoff
September 25, 2023
When an emergency impacts South Carolina, older adults are among the most vulnerable. Taking precautions ahead of time can greatly benefit seniors in vulnerable situations.
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.