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Attention: Marion County gas stations

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Attention Marion County Gas Stations: a note from Tom Allen, the Director of Safety, Transportation, & Emergency Response Team at the SCEMD   Good afternoon, A Regional Emergency Manager employed by SCEMD reached out to me this afternoon because it was brought to her attention that the local stations were turning the pumps off at night…

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President Donald J. Trump Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and Eight Counties

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency, life-safety actions during Hurricane Florence. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program helps reimburse local governments, state…

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SCDOT Maps for Flooding Areas

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This link provides a US Army Corp of Engineers trafficability by type vehicle for expected flood inundation. https://usace.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d9b3aab757f64e1897f8a75efd4d3975   This map is to SCDOTs general road conditions map. https://www.scdot.org/travel/stormResources.aspx   This map allows you to drill down to specific county and interstate https://www.scdot.org/travel/stormResources.aspx

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AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND REENTRY

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General Emergency Resources South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) How to Avoid and Report Scam Artists After a Disaster Article Ready.Gov – Hurricane Awareness before, during and after Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Social Media Toolkit(link) Hurricane Information Sheet (PDF) Six Things to Know Before a Disaster (video) National Hurricane Center (link) National…

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BUSINESS REENTRY FORM

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SC Emergency Management Division – Reentry South Carolina State Bill 5299 authorizes businesses to register for post-disaster reentry certification. A business must be in good standing with the office of the South Carolina Secretary of State in order to be certified. The program is free and is administered by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division…

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Know your County Emergency Manager to Call

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Abbeville County Office of Emergency Management William Blackwell, Director PHONE: (864) 366-2400 FAX: (864) 366-4608 903 West Greenwood Street, Suite 2700 Abbeville, S.C. 29620 Aiken County Emergency Management Division Paul Matthews, Director PHONE: (803) 642-1623 FAX: (803) 642-2556 1930 University Parkway, Suite 1100 Aiken, S.C. 29801 Aiken County EMD website Allendale County Emergency Preparedness Division…

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Disaster Preparedness, Relief & Recovery Resources

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Resources that can help convenience and fuel retailers when disaster strikes. Hurricanes and Retail Fuel Prices: Provides insights on what to expect in the retail fuel market when hurricanes make landfall in the United States. American Red Cross: NACS has partnered with the Red Cross to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies. Visit convenience.org/redcross…

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Underground Storage Tank Flood Guide

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Underground Storage Tank Flood Guide This 29-page guide provides simple guidelines and useful information for state, local, and tribal authorities in the event of a threatened or actual flood. The guide provides information about preparing for a flood, important actions after the disaster strikes, and information on financial assistance. It consolidates information from various federal,…

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WIC Services During Storm & Hurricane – FAQ

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WIC Services – Storm & Hurricane FAQ My appointment was cancelled because of the storm and clinic closing, when will it be rescheduled? Please call 1-855-472-3432 to reschedule your appointment. The DHEC Call Center has attempted to notify all clients when appointments were cancelled. I lost my issued voucher during the storm, how do I…

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Returning Home

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After the Storm The hours and days immediately following a hurricane or flood can be especially dangerous. Of all deaths that are related to a hurricane, up to 77 percent are caused by drowning. Add to that the lack of power plus any damage sustained in the winds, and you have many concerns about the…

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Find an emergency shelter near you!

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Evacuations: If you are in the path of Hurricane #Florence, listen to local officials for evacuation orders. If you need a safe place to go, text SHELTER and your zip code (i.e. SHELTER 12345) to 4FEMA (43362) to locate an open emergency shelter near you.You can also look up shelters on the FEMA App.  

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EPA HURRICANE FLORENCE RESPONSES FOR SC

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EPA- HURRICANE FLORENCE RESPONSES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working closing with the partners related to monitoring Hurricane Florence.  Below are some tips to stay safe and an update as of Thursday, September 13:    EPA Regions 3 and 4 are closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane…

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Hurricane Florence Update 9/14/18 – 9 am

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Hurricane Florence Update 9/14/18 – 9 am SCEMD’s Assessment: Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC at 7:15 am. The heavy rain and flood threat is increasing for South Carolina, especially across northeastern part of the state.  The full 11am National Hurricane Center update is located below. For more information, please visit the National…

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