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SC EMD tracking Elsa, urging SC residents to be prepared

 SCEMD says South Carolina residents should be ready and know the safety plans for Elsa's arrival

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Emergency Leaders are tracking Tropical Storm Elsa. Officials at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division are watching the storm’s path. They encourage everyone to have a plan in place during this storm, and any potential storms during Hurricane Season in South Carolina. SCEMD says South Carolina residents should be ready and know the safety plans. For…

SC Emergency officials urge residents to be prepared for Isaias

The official 2020 S.C. Hurricane Guide is available at scemd.org

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Emergency officials are monitoring the path of Isaias and they want you to be prepared should the storm strike the coast. SC EMD says residents should finalize their storm preparations ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict South Carolina’s coast will experience tropical storm conditions beginning late Monday and into Tuesday…

Do you have an emergency plan? SC EMD hosts Severe Weather week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Emergency Management officials kicked off  a Severe Weather preparedness event Monday. The event is part of South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week, which runs through Saturday. SCEMD officials say this week is to remind people to take the proper safety precautions during flash floods, severe storms, or tornadoes. Officials also announced a statewide tornado…

SC Emergency Leaders Receive National Recognition

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has been recognized for maintaining its National Accreditation status. SC EMD received an award from the Emergency Management Accreditation program on Thursday. South Carolina is one of 36 states with a nationally accredited emergency management program and has maintained accredited status since 2008, according to officials. The official plaque was presented to…

SC Emergency and Military Leaders prepare for diasters during seminar

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State leaders are looking to prepare for any upcoming disasters. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division hosted a disaster preparedness seminar for military personnel on Wednesday. Those in attendance had the chance to discuss practices and some of the lessons learned during the response to Hurricane Florence. In addition to the South Carolina National Guard, members of…

SC EMD Tips on preparing for Winter Weather

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s winter and that means the potential for winter weather. Officials at SC EMD say even if we don’t get a flake of snow, or an inch of ice, be prepared, since winter weather will come sooner or later. SCEMD says February is the coldest month of the year for South Carolina, and while that sounds like it’s…

Up to date list of SC Shelters for Florence evacuees

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State officials have set up shelters for evacuees of Florence, all across the state. Some Midlands Schools are being used as shelters, including Ridge View High School and Camden High School. For an up to date list of emergency shelters log on to https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/emergency-shelters/   Categories: Local News, News, State Tags: SC EMD

SC officials update status of Shelters

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State officials discussed the status of shelters in South Carolina, updating the number of shelters open and the number of people in those shelters. Officials say 80 shelters remain open in South Carolina.  According to officials, the National Guard has delivered over 6,000 cots to the shelters. Officials say they are making plans to move from Hurricane…