Severe Winter Weather

  • 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.

SC SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  GUIDE

 

Severe Winter Weather in South Carolina 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! http://scemd.org/

 

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

http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/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. Store loose items (flower pots, patio chairs, garden tools, etc.) that can blow away or create damage.
  • Reaching Family Members
    • Check the Severe Winter Weather Guide for free Wi-Fi!
    • Know who has a  landline phone. These often work after storms.
    • Download and test a walkie-talkie app for your smartphone.
    • 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 storm.
    • Keep all receipts for any work performed after storm.
    • 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:
    • Fill prescriptions now then store
    • Important papers
    • Medical supplies
    • Hats/Caps
    • Undergarments and basic items
    • Hygiene and hair products
    • Durable safe, warm shoes
    • Comfortable, simple but warm garments
  • 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)
http://scemd.org/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
https://www.fema.gov/


American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/