2014 News Releases

S.C. Agencies Prepare Early for Winter Months  
SCEMD and the SERT have produced a new “Severe Winter Weather in South Carolina” guide to help people prepare for winter-related hazards.  The guide contains tips on... READ MORE
Winter Weather News Conference on Dec. 1
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division will be holding a Winter Weather Awareness Week media availability at 11:00 a.m. on December 1 at the State Emergency Operations Center. Read More...


Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed Earthquake Awareness Week for 2014 be observed October 14-18 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. Read More...

EARTHQUAKE GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE STATEWIDE  The South Carolina Earthquake Guide is available for the first time statewide via the Senior P.R.E.P. section at every Walgreens store in the state.  The S.C. Earthquake Guide is the first publication that details South Carolina-specific information on what citizens should do before, during and after a major earthquake.  Read more...


HURRICANE HUGO - The 25th Anniversary

Join us in the World's Largest Earthquake Drill


HURRICANE ARTHUR MOVES ALONG SOUTH CAROLINA COAST  COLUMBIA, S.C. (Thursday, July 3, 2014, 11:25 a.m.) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division continues to follow the latest information on Hurricane Arthur.  Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center  have issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Horry and Georgetown Counties.  The storm's direct impacts... READ MORE... 


STATEWIDE DISASTER EXERCISE SET FOR S.C. HURRICANE WEEK  COLUMBIA, S.C. (Thursday, May 29, 2014) - Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed June 1-7 to be 2014 South Carolina Hurricane Awareness Week.  SCEMD, agencies of the State Emergency Response Team and county emergency managers will be... READ MORE...


ICE STORM REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, April 9, 2014) - The S.C. Emergency Management Division announced today that any applicant eligible for federal reimbursement from the Feb. 10-14 winter weather event should submit a formal request to the agency before... read more...   


S.C. Gets Federal Assistance After 2014 Winter Storm  COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:15 p.m.) – In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster area for parts of South Carolina.  Read more...


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, and more...


Feb 10-15 Winter Storm, ALL INFORMATION

Dangerous Storm Forecasted for South Carolina

South Carolina Returning to Normal

Snow & Ice to Hit South Carolina


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