FEMA Aid now available for Hurricane Ian
November 22, 2022
At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the President has declared a disaster exists in South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Ian. Residents who suffered damage in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties may now register for disaster assistance through FEMA.
SCEMD Monitors Tropical Storm Nicole
November 9, 2022
South Carolina residents should monitor Tropical Storm Nicole, which could affect many parts of the state after making landfall along east coast of Florida.
Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Ian
November 1, 2022
Governor Henry McMaster today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to assist state and local recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian. This request comes after extensive damage assessments conducted by local officials, recovery staff with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA.
SCEMD launches Earthquake.SC
October 17, 2022
South Carolina residents now have a new tool to help them be better prepared for earthquakes. Today, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division launched Earthquake.SC, an interactive website designed to guide people through the fundamentals of earthquakes in the Palmetto State and how to best prepare for them.
South Carolina to ShakeOut, Launch New Earthquake Prep Resource Next Week
October 13, 2022
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed Earthquake Preparedness Week for 2022 be observed October 16-20 in South Carolina. The South Carolina 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.
Hurricane Ian Cleanup in South Carolina
October 3, 2022
Crews clearing roads of sand and debris are now reporting most areas are accessible to residents, although a few roads may still be closed for safety concerns.
Ian Expected to Make Landfall in South Carolina
September 29, 2022
Governor, State Officials to Hold Briefing at 4:00 PM
South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Ian
September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian is now expected to cross Florida and bring tropical storm conditions to much of South Carolina, according to forecasters with the National Hurricane Center. People in South Carolina should expect high winds, heavy rain, flash flooding, flooding due to storm surge and isolated tornadoes beginning Thursday night and lasting into the weekend.
South Carolina Tracking Hurricane Ian
September 26, 2022
South Carolina residents should continue to monitor Hurricane Ian as it approaches the southeast United States. As of Monday, forecasters believe Ian could bring tropical storm force winds, heavy rainfall and isolated tornadoes to South Carolina at the end of the week.
Midlands Earthquake Swarm Longest in Recent History
June 30, 2022
Geologists studying the ongoing swarm of earthquakes in Kershaw County believe this may be the longest period of successive earthquake activity in the state’s recorded history.
SBA Approves Gov. Henry McMaster’s Request for Disaster Assistance
April 20, 2022
Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties Included in Disaster Declaration Following Severe Storms and Tornadoes on April 5-6
Initial Damage Estimates from April 5-6 Storms
April 7, 2022
Columbia, S.C. (Thursday, April 7, 2022) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and local emergency managers continue to assess damage in counties impacted by this week’s severe weather and tornados. No deaths have been reported as a result of these storms in South Carolina.
S.C. Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week March 6-12, 2022
March 4, 2022
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2022 will be observed March 6-12.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance is Still Available for South Carolinians
March 1, 2022
Federal funding for COVID-19-related funeral costs is still available. FEMA has provided more than $42 million to more than 6,000 people in South Carolina who lost loved ones during the pandemic.
Expect Below-Freezing Temperatures
January 21, 2022
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division encourages everyone in the state to be prepared for below freezing conditions during and after this weekend’s winter storm.
Prepare for Another Round of Winter Weather
January 20, 2022
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for possible winter weather.
Prepare for Possible Winter Weather
January 13, 2022
Residents in the Upstate and Midlands regions of South Carolina should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions ahead of potential winter weather this weekend.
SCEMD sends logistics chief to Kentucky
December 15, 2021
Governor Henry McMaster has authorized the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to send its Chief of Operations Support and Logistics to Kentucky to assist with tornado response and recovery efforts.
South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week
November 29, 2021
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the week of November 28 through December 4, 2021, as South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service along with the agencies that comprise the State Emergency Response Team encourage all residents and visitors to prepare for severe winter weather by checking supplies and safety plans now.