Current Annoucements                                            

Road Closures

  • Lincoln Road in York, range 2700 - 2959 (between Wood Road and Boyd Road) will be closed starting November 16, 2015 due to bridge replacement just before Boyd Road and plans to re-open in June 2016.
  • Ogden Road closed from Falls Road to Squire Street due to bridge replacement.  Estimated to re-open 11-30-15.
  • Hensley Road in Fort Mill will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday 8-3-15.  It will be closed 0.06 miles east of Featherson Road to 0.20 miles east of Legion Road.  This road will reopen on Friday 11-6-15.

Blasting Permits issued for York County by the Office of State Fire Marshal

  • Valid until Nov 25, 2015 ~ 2300 Block of Dobys Bridge Rd in the town jurisdiction of Fort Mill, in the Fort Mill Fire District
  • Valid until Dec 6, 2015 ~ 5488 E Highway 55, Clover SC in the Bethel Fire District
  • Vaild until Dec 23, 2015 ~ 3900 Avenue of the Carolinas, Fort Mill SC in the Flint Hill Fire District
  • Valid until Feb 16, 2016 ~ 5670 Charlotte Hwy, Clover SC in the Bethel Fire District
  • Valid until Feb 16, 2016 ~ 5424 Highway 55, Clover SC in the Bethel Fire District
  • Valid until Apr 27, 2016 ~ 1130 Trinity Ridge Pkwy, Fort Mill SC (Trinity Ridge Subdivision) in the Fort Mill Fire District
  • Valid until Jul 01, 2016   ~  991 Hawkfield Rd, Rock Hill SC in the Lesslie Fire District
  • Valid until Aug 01, 2016 ~ 485 True Rd, McConnells SC in the McConnells Fire District

Outdoor Warning Sirens Test Dates

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




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


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.