Evacuation Orders Lifted for All South Carolina Counties

September 6, 2019

In coordination with local law enforcement and county emergency management officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted evacuation orders for residents in all evacuated counties, effective immediately.

Read More

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton Counties at 3:00 PM Today

September 5, 2019

Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect for all Zones in Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry Counties

Read More

Residents Must Leave Now

September 3, 2019

Residents in designated evacuation zones must leave no later than Wednesday morning to reach a safe distance from Hurricane Dorian. Due to the increasing threat of dangerous conditions such as storm surge and high winds, now is the time to heed the evacuation order issued by Governor Henry McMaster.

Read More

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 2 at Noon

September 1, 2019

Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has ordered the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

Read More

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Potential Impact from Hurricane Dorian

August 31, 2019

Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and urges South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources and sets into effect the State Emergency Operations Plan.

Read More

Hurricane Dorian

August 30, 2019

It’s too soon to say what effect, if any, Hurricane Dorian will have on South Carolina. Right now it’s important for everyone to review their personal emergency plans, know their zone and get the SC Emergency Manager mobile app.

Read More

2019 Hurricane Preparedness Week begins Sunday

May 23, 2019

Official South Carolina Hurricane Guide to be released

Read More

State, Counties Update Operational Condition Levels

May 9, 2019

Prior to the start of the 2019 Hurricane Season, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, in coordination with county emergency management officials, is updating the state’s emergency operational condition levels, or OPCONs. Now, agencies will coordinate, prepare and respond to major emergencies based on three levels of readiness instead of five.

Read More

Local Wireless Emergency Alert Test on April 2

March 25, 2019

Residents within approximately ten miles of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station should expect a Wireless Emergency Alert System test on their mobile devices on Tuesday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division will conduct this test as part of Dominion Energy’s annual live, audible siren test for the nuclear power plant.

Read More

Statewide Tornado Drill

March 13, 2019

The drill will be conducted Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Public schools, state and local Emergency Management, the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, and others will participate in this annual event. The purpose of the drill is to test communication systems, safety procedures, mitigation processes, etc.

Read More

S.C. Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week March 10-16, 2019

March 8, 2019

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service jointly sponsor the week to remind people that severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods are significant hazards in South Carolina and people need to take proper safety precautions.

Read More

SCEMD accepting applications for new Citizen’s Academy

March 6, 2019

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is accepting applications for our new Citizen’s Academy, where community members are given a hands-on opportunity to learn about the state agency responsible for coordinating the preparation for, the response to and the recovery from major disasters in South Carolina.

Read More

SCEMD achieves national reaccreditation

February 14, 2019

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has been granted full, national accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program. This national certification program examined the state’s ability to respond to and prepare for disasters. SCEMD was first accredited in 2008 and reaccredited in 2013.

Read More