State government offices and their employees will follow the same weather hazard decisions made by the county government officials where the state office is located. For example, if county officials delay the opening or close of county government offices, that means state offices in that county will follow the same schedule.

All information current as of 8:41:33 AM on 10/18/2017.

County Today Status of State Government Offices Change in Operating Hours
Abbeville 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Aiken 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Allendale 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Anderson 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Bamberg 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Barnwell 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Beaufort 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Berkeley 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Calhoun 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Charleston 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Cherokee 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Chester 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Chesterfield 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Clarendon 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Colleton 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Darlington 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Dillon 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Dorchester 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Edgefield 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Fairfield 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Florence 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Georgetown 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Greenville 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Greenwood 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Hampton 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Horry 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Jasper 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Kershaw 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Lancaster 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Laurens 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Lee 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Lexington 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Marion 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Marlboro 10/18/2017 NORMAL
McCormick 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Newberry 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Oconee 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Orangeburg 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Pickens 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Richland 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Saluda 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Spartanburg 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Sumter 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Union 10/18/2017 NORMAL
Williamsburg 10/18/2017 NORMAL
York 10/18/2017 NORMAL

The Governor has directed that when storms occur in South Carolina, state government offices and their employees will follow the same weather hazard decisions made by county government officials where the state offices are located. For example, if a county delays opening offices or closes early, state agencies in that county will do likewise. Further, if a county closes offices for an entire day, state offices in that county will do likewise.

Three sources of information regarding closings and delayed openings of county/state offices will be available:

1. Check South Carolina Educational Television and Radio. SCETV will broadcast a "crawl" showing the information and will announce it on SCETV radio. SCETV and SCETV radio will broadcast the information state-wide.

2. The information regarding closings and delayed openings will be posted to the SCEMD web site as quickly as it is received.

3. Check local commercial news media outlets. They typically broadcast, post on their web sites, and/or disseminate through social media any deviations from normal operations for county offices. That information applies to state agencies located in those counties.

Do not call county emergency management offices for the information. We ask that state employees refrain from requesting this information from county emergency managers because they are typically involved in response activities during stormy weather and should not be interrupted.

County/state closing information can change rapidly. Employees should contact their immediate supervisors if they have questions.

State regulations allow the Governor to authorize pay for missed days under certain circumstances. S.C. Code Ann. 8-11-57 (1976, as amended) provides: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law whenever the Governor declares a state of emergency or orders all or some state offices closed due to hazardous weather conditions he may authorize up to five days leave with pay for affected state employees who are absent from work due to the state of emergency or the hazardous weather conditions." S.C. HR Regulation 19-712.01 (K) includes further information about Hazardous Weather and Emergency Leave. These provisions govern hazardous weather and emergency leave for state employees.

 

Additional Winter Storm Resources

SCEMD Severe Winter Weather Guide

Real-time Road Conditions from SCDOT

FEMA

Red Cross