• FEMA provides assistance after the storm. You must be able to get to Red Cross shelters and resources.
  • Florida, Georgia,  Low Country and Coastal areas will be evacuated and routed to or through your area.
  • Stores will be low on supplies, quickly!
  • If asked to evacuate, use the TIPS  to pack a bag for each family member.



S.C. Earthquake Guide

On this website, please download the guide and read information about road closings, lane reversals, disaster assistance;  wi-fi, radio, television and phone communications; evacuation routes, special needs care and shelters; pet care, farm care and more!


The Red Cross is soliciting volunteers. Go to their website NOW to become a volunteer.


  • Organize for disaster awareness.
  • DON’T FORGET to secure your church.
  • Share the information in this email.
  • REMEMBER, Churches are also eligible to receive disaster relief!
  • File FEMA claims as required and as needed.
  • Prior to the storm, please check the wellfare of persons in your community, especially those on your Sick/Shut-in list.
  • Following the storm, please check the wellfare of ALL members.
  • Use the SC Hurricane Guide to help persons receive timely assistance.
  • Keep good records of your efforts for later reporting and disaster assistance.

  • Plan to sustain yourself and your family for at least 7 days.
    • Keep watching the forecast.
    • Know your shelters.
    • Know your evacuation routes.
    • Evacuate when you are told!
    • Store your supplies as safely as possible from storm damage.
  • Prepare your home, as possible. 
  • Reaching Family Members
    • Check the Earthquake Guide for free Wi-Fi!
    • Print or write down telephone numbers. A dead phone is useless!
  • Doing business:
    • Shop small businesses and Black-own business, as possible.
    • These businesses will be impacted greatly by disasters and may not reopen after the event.
    • Keep all receipts for any work performed after disasters.
    • Register with FEMA as quickly as possible, if told to do so.
  • Stock up on:
    • Garbage bags (black, heavy-duty)
    • Zip-loc bags
    • Duct tape
  • Use plastic bags for items for each family member.
  • Stock up on:
    • Batteries (radio, phones, other)
    • Water – you can buy from stores but your tap water is FREE!
    • Water tubs – fill your large containers with tap water for cooking, bathing, etc.
    • Plastic bags
  • Check/Stock up on lighting and other supplies:
    • Matches
    • Flashlights
    • Safe candles
    • Radios
  • Stock up on food items:
    • Non-perishable and slow to perish foods such as
      • Canned chicken broth, meats, vegetables, etc.
      • Noodles and vegetables
      • Bread, cookies, chips, nuts
      • Juices, fruits (watermelon, apples, grapes, etc.)
      • Grains
    • Remember special dietary needs
    • Remember food for children and babies







South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

American Red Cross