Prepare for Winter Weather

NOTICE TO ALL STATE EMPLOYEES: If your county offices close or delay because of bad weather, state offices in your county will too. Effective immediately, state government offices and their employees will follow the same winter weather hazard decisions made by the county government officials where the state office is located.  For example, if county officials decide to delay the opening or close county government offices, that would mean state offices in the impacted county would follow the same schedule.

Snowfall at SCEMD


 

Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major snowstorm or extreme cold. Winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines and hypothermia.

 

Snow and ice storms, coupled with cold temperatures, periodically threaten South Carolina. Winter storms can damage property, create safety risks, destroy crops and valuable timber, damage infrastructure components such as power lines and have enormous economic impacts.  Find out more on how to prepare for severe winter weather by clicking here.

 

Real-time Winter Weather Road Conditions

Travel Information from SCDOT 511 

 

 

South Carolina Hurricane Guide

 

The official 2017 S.C. Hurricane Guide will be released via newspaper subscription and rack sales Thursday, May 25, in the Georgetown County Chronicle and the South Strand News; Friday, May 26, in the Georgetown Times; Sunday, May 28, in The Beaufort Gazette, the Charleston Post and Courier, the Hilton Head Island Packet, The State, the Sumter Item, the Florence Morning News, the Orangeburg Times and Democrat, the Myrtle Beach Sun News; and Wednesday, May 31, in Beaufort Today, Bluffton Today and the Jasper County Sun Times.
 
Beginning June 1, the Hurricane Guide will be available at all South Carolina Welcome Centers, at any Walgreen's store statewide and at SCDMV offices in Bamberg, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston, Conway, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Kingstree, Ladson, Lake City, Little River, Mullins, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Saint George and Varnville.
 
 
(Click cover to download)
2017 Hurricane Guide - COMING SOON
 
 
 
Special appreciation goes to the agencies and organizations that provided monetary contributions to support the printing and distribution of this Guide:
 
AARP of South Carolina                     South Carolina Electric and Gas
 
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S.C. Winter Weather Guide