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
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
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