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Hurricane Florence Emergency Preparedness Resources

Hurricane Florence, by the latest forecasts, is barrelling toward the Carolinas and the Midlands may sustain heavy winds and rain and, as with any storm, residents should prepare for hazardous weather. To learn more about best practice in preparing for a hurricane and to keep abreast of what is going on before, during, and after the hurricane take a look at the following resources:

Helpful Emergency Preparedness Resources:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division, visit https://scemd.org/ to keep on top of all the latest news as it regards Hurricane Florence and to find out about emergency shelters and to find a hurricane guide that will provide valuable information and helpful tips on how to prepare for a hurricane.  See links below for more information for SCEMD.

National Hurricane Center (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ for the latest information about Hurricane advisories and tracks.  Also has helpful information from the National Weather Service for how to prepare for a hurricane.

Also, since so much information is being updated via social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, consider following the Twitter feeds or liking Facebook pages for local and state goverment entities as well as local news outlets:

  • @SCEMD, South Carolina Emergency Management Division. They also have the South Carolina Emergency Manager mobile app.
  • @City of Columbia, City of Columbia
  • @SCDOT Press, South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • @SCDPS_PIO, South Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • @RichlandSC, Richland County Government
  • @RCSD Richland County Sheriff's Department
  • @CityofColumbia, City of Columbia
  • @ColumbiaPDSC, City of Columbia Police Department
  • @SteveBenjaminSC, City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin
  • @henrymcmaster, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster
  • @wis10
  • @WLTX
  • @abc_columbia
  • @wachfox
  • @NHC_Atlantic, National Hurricane Center 
  • @RedCrossSC

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