Welcome To SCEMD
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, a division of the Adjutant General's Office, is the coordinating agency responsible for the statewide emergency management program. SCEMD’s mission is to develop, coordinate, and lead the state emergency management program, enabling effective preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in order to save lives, reduce human suffering and minimize property loss. South Carolina is threatened by many natural and technological hazards. Disasters and emergency situations can happen anytime and anywhere. When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond, so it is important that you and your family are prepared.
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 2-8, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m.) – Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2014 will be observed March 2 – 8. 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. SCEMD and the National Weather Service are promoting awareness of procedures that help keep you safe during tornadoes and more...