The Official 2015 South Carolina Hurricane Guide will be released via ten daily newspapers, 20 S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicle offices and all Walgreens stores statewide. The S.C. Hurricane Guide has been completely updated for the 2015 hurricane season and details useful information on what to do before, during and after the landfall of a major hurricane. Download at www.scemd.org
The Severe Winter Weather Guide is an all-new publication filled with South Carolina-specific information that you can use to prepare for the next major winter storm. You can find the Guide at any Walgreens store statewide or download it here: http://scemd.org/pio/publications
Since February 2013, there have been 24 low-magnitude earthquakes in South Carolina, including a 4.1 earthquake in Edgefield the night of February 14, 2014. Use our interactive map and learn more here http://tinyurl.com/2014SCEQ
SCEMD created the official poster for Hurricane Hugo's 25th Anniversary as a way to promote disaster preparedness and encourage people to share their Hugo stories via @SCEMD social media feeds. With a limited printing of just 300 copies, these #HUGO25 posters have become a highly sought after memento of what South Carolina survived in 1989. More info: tinyurl.com/HUGO25
The Official 2014 South Carolina Hurricane Guide is available now! The Guide is valid only for the 2014 hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 through November 30. SCEMD has compiled important information that can be used before, during and after hurricane threats. Stop by any Walgreens store in South Carolina to pick up a copy or download a printer-friendly version here: tinyurl.com/SCHurrGuide
Hurricane Hugo, The Storm of the Century. 2014 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo’s landfall in South Carolina, which occurred the night of September 21, 1989. More info: scemd.org
Throughout the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, SCEMD will be highlighting Hugo's long-lasting impacts on the Palmetto State and looking ahead to make sure everyone is better prepared for emergencies. Share your Hurricane Hugo story using hashtag #HUGO25, info: scemd.org, www.twitter.com/SCEMD, www.facebook.com/SCEMD
January 1, 1913 - Twenty-seven years after the 1886 Charleston earthquake and subsequent after shocks, another strong earthquake occurred in Union County, S.C. With an estimated magnitude of 5.5, shock waves moved out from the western portion of South Carolina into adjacent states and even up into parts of Virginia. Fortunately, damage was minimal and no deaths resulted. This event is significant because it demonstrates that large, destructive earthquakes can occur in the Piedmont region.
From THE WORLD, New York, September 2, 1886. Expect aftershocks after a major earthquake. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake, but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks or even months after the quake.