4th of July Events

  • York County Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

  • City of Rock Hill 13th Red White & Boom

    • Friday, July 3rd (5:00 pm till 10:00 pm)
    • Main Street
    • List of scheduled events
    • Fireworks display will begin at 10:00 pm
  • City of Tega Cay 33rd Anniversary Celebration

  • City of York - Fireworks

    • Saturday, July 4th (7:00 pm - 10 pm)
    • York Middle School
    • List of scheduled events
    • Fireworks display will begin at 10:00 pm
  • Lake Wylie

    • Saturday, July 4th
    • Buster Boyd Boat Landing
    • Fireworks display will begin at 9:45 pm
  • Carowinds

    • Saturday, July 4th
    • The Park will be open from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    • Fireworks display will begin at 10:00 pm
    • Avenue of the Carolinas will be closed from 9:45 to 10:30.  Please do not try to pick up your children during this time.
    • Alternate routes for leaving Carowinds


Office of Emergency Management acts as a liaison between York County
and local, state and federal agencies coordinating the planning, response, recovery and mitigation activities for natural and manmade disasters.  Locally, Emergency Management assists municipal law enforcement, York County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, fire and rescue departments to serve and protect the citizens of York County.

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



  •     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


Current Annoucements

Road Closure

  • Ogden Road closed from Falls Road to Squire Street due to bridge replacement.  Estimated to re-open 11-30-15.
  • Arrow Road in the City of York will be closed starting 4-15-15 and plans to re-open in December of 2015.
  • York Southern Road, between Hammond Road and New Hammond Road, will be shut down from 5-6-15 until 5-29-15 for construction work.  The detour to access properties off York Southern Road, when you turn off of Old Nation Road will be to take Hammond Road to New Hammond Road which puts you back on York Southern Road past the area of contstruction.
  • Raven Drive from 2277 to the intersection with Hummingbird Lane will be closed starting 5-15-15 until 6-12-15.
  • Williams Road in Fort Mill from Doby Bridge Road to Legion Road will be closed starting 5-4-15 until 7-17-15 due to relocation of the intersection.

Outdoor Warning Sirens Test Dates

  • January 14, 2015
  • April 8, 2015
  • July 8, 2015
  • October 14, 2015

Cooling Center

  • Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill is opening its doors to those who have no AC or have no way to get out of this heat. Everyone is welcome to come get cool, relax and get something to eat. The Church is located at 998 Dunlap Roddey Road. If you have questions call (803) 328-2134. 

Functional Areas


What should I do if we have an earthquake?
In 1886 a major earthquake occurred in the Charleston area.  York County was effected.  South Carolina conducts earthquake training and drills annually. 
Can York County be hit by a Tsunami?
No, a tsunami is a surge of sea water and can only occur along the coast.
Where are the tornado shelters?
It is too dangerous to be out when a tornado warning has been issued, therefore attempting to go to a shelter could put the public in greater danger than staying where they are.  The safest thing to do during a tornado warning is to go to a center room on the lowest point of the structure away from windows and doors and shelter-in-place.