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 1:24:04 PM on 08/17/2017.

County Today Status of State Government Offices Change in Operating Hours
Abbeville 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Aiken 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Allendale 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Anderson 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Bamberg 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Barnwell 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Beaufort 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Berkeley 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Calhoun 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Charleston 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Cherokee 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Chester 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Chesterfield 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Clarendon 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Colleton 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Darlington 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Dillon 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Dorchester 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Edgefield 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Fairfield 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Florence 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Georgetown 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Greenville 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Greenwood 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Hampton 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Horry 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Jasper 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Kershaw 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Lancaster 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Laurens 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Lee 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Lexington 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Marion 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Marlboro 08/17/2017 NORMAL
McCormick 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Newberry 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Oconee 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Orangeburg 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Pickens 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Richland 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Saluda 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Spartanburg 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Sumter 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Union 08/17/2017 NORMAL
Williamsburg 08/17/2017 NORMAL
York 08/17/2017 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