South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week:  Dec 5 thru Dec 10, 2016

Residents should take the proper winter weather precautions now during milder temperatures while the winter emergency supplies are in low demand:

    ~Include winter supplies like shovels and rock salt in your household emergency kit.
    ~Prepare for possible isolation in your home by having sufficient heating fuel; regular fuel sources may be cut off.
    ~Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
    ~Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.
    ~Portable generators are commonly used in the winter as a result of storm-induced power outages. Carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and deadly. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to prevent death from carbon monoxide.
    ~Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
    ~Chimneys should be cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. If not, it can become filled with highly flammable layers of creosote.
    ~Have your vehicle serviced to ensure it is prepared for the winter season.
    ~In every vehicle, place a winter emergency kit that includes: a shovel; windshield scraper and small broom; flashlight; battery-powered radio; extra batteries; water; snack food; matches; extra hats, socks and mittens; first aid kit with a pocket knife; medications; blankets; tow chain or rope; road salt and sand; booster cables; emergency flares; and a fluorescent distress flag.

For more information: http://www.scemd.org/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/204-winterwxweek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ZIKA INFORMATION

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

York County Press Releases

 

Outdoor Warning Sirens Test Dates

Sirens are tested on Wednesdays.

  • January 13, 2016
  • April 13, 2016
  • July 13, 2016
  • October 12, 2016

Warming Centers - CLOSED for the season

The Men's Warming Center

Bethel United Methodist Church
1232 Curtis St, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Runs November 15, 2015 - March 13, 2016
Doors open nightly at 6 p.m.
Contact Number (803) 327-4881

Women and Children's Warming Center

The Salvation Army
119 S Charlotte Av, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Runs November 13, 2015 - March 2016
Doors open nightly at 6 p.m.
Contact Number (803) 324-5141

 

Functions

Office of Emergency Management is comprised of three divisions that are under the direction of the Emergency Management Director. The divisions are:

 

Functional Areas

  •     Catawba Nuclear Station Emergency Planning   
  •     Emergency and Disaster Operations Planning
  •     Emergency Response Coordination
  •     Hazardous Materials Coordination
  •     Incident Command System and Radiological Training
  •     SARA Title III Regulation and Reporting
  •     Special Events Coordination