Emergency

Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts
Charleston, South Carolina
There are currently no active weather alerts.

Emergency Information

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Emergency Hotline:

(866) 246-0133

Contact AccessAbility at:

(843) 225-5080TTY
(843) 225-0231

Citizen’s Information Line:

Charleston County: (843) 746-3900
Dorchester County: (843) 832-0393 or (843) 563-0393
Berkley County: (843) 719-4800

Hurricane and Emergency Information

Please follow the links below for more information on preparing yourself for an emergency event.

Ready.gov Hurricane preparedness:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Functional needs: https://www.ready.gov/

Make a communication Plan:

ready.ga.gov

Fema.gov Emergency Checklist:

www.Fema.gov

Prepare an Emergency Prep Kit:

ready.ga.gov

Individuals with Disabilities Think about more than just food and water:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

Local Dorian Storm Shelters by County

Charleston County:

Coastal Pre-Release Center (Pet Friendly) – 3765 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston 29405

Military Magnet Academy – 2950 Carner Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

R.B. Stall High School – 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, CS 29418

Jerry Zucker Middle School – 6401 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418

Colleton County

Colleton County High School – 150 Cougar Nation Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488

Berkeley County: 

TBD – Will be opened on Wed, Sept 4th

Dorchester County:

Dubose Middle School (Pet Friendly) – 1005 Dubose School Road, Summerville, SC 29483

Emergency SC Shelters

Communication Tool Kit

Heading to an Emergency Shelter? Here is a tool to help you communicate your needs to shelter personnel.

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/emergency-prep/risk-communication/show-me-tool.pdf

For other valuable information, Please reach out to your local Emergency Preparedness Division. See Listing For Each County Below

Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Division
Dan Barb, Director
Phone: (843) 719-4047/4080
FAX: (843) 719-4811
223 Live Oak Drive
Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461

Dorchester County Emergency Services Department
Mario Formisano, Director
Phone: (843) 832-0341
FAX: (843) 832-0343
212 Deming Way, # 3
Summerville, S.C. 29483-4707
Dorchester Web Site http://www.dorchestercounty.net/

Williamsburg County Disaster Preparedness Agency
Tiffany Cooks, Director
Phone: (843) 354-9330/7016/6891
FAX: (843) 354-3534
2086 Thurgood Marshall Blvd.
Kingstree, S.C. 29556

Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Division
Jason Patno, Director
Phone: (843) 746-3800
FAX: (843) 746-3810
EOC/CDC Emergency Safety Building
8500 Palmetto Commerce Parkway
North Charleston, S.C. 29456

Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services
Billy Staley, Director
Phone: (803) 533-6265
FAX: (803) 533-5899
P.O. Drawer 9000
Orangeburg, S.C. 29116

Hurricane Hotlines & Public Information System Phone Numbers

Live 5 Hurricane Hotline: (843) 402-5800

Live 5 Weather Hotline: (843) 402-5700

NEWS Red Cross Shelter Information: (843) 764-2323

Shelters for Individuals with Disabilities and Specific Needs: (803) 898-3694

 

SC Public Information Phone System: 1-866-246-0133

SC Road Conditions: 1-888-877-9151

Emergency Preparedness Phone Number By County

Berkeley: (843) 719-4166

Charleston: (843) 202-7100

Dorchester: (843) 832-0341

Orangeburg: (803) 533-6265

Williamsburg: (843) 354-9330

Power Company Information

To report outages...

SCE&G – 1-888-333-4465 | Consumer help line: 1-800-251-7234 

Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 1-888-253-4232

Awendaw – (843) 884-7525

Goose Creek – (843) 553-5020

Johns Island – (843) 559-2458

Moncks Corner – (843) 761-8200

Santee Cooper: 1-888-769-7688 | Consumer help line: (843) 761-8000 | Santee Electric Cooperative Customer help line: 1-888-239-2300

Apps & Resources

Local resources

SCEMD’s “Know Your Zone” website South Carolina’s emergency helpline is now active around the clock.

Anyone with questions related to Hurricane Florence should call the Public Information Phone System at 1-866-246-0133.


These websites offers real-time traffic updates for Georgia and South Carolina’s major roads.

http://www.511ga.org

http://www.511sc.org

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