The York County Office of Emergency Management is busy preparing for the upcoming weather event that may possibly affect York County. We are currently experiencing a high call volume in regards to the opening of shelters here in the county. The Office of Emergency Management in coordination with the American Red Cross is monitoring the current weather situation continuously. In the event there is a need for opening of shelters in the county, information will be posted via social media and websites, along with all local news and radio channels. We will send updates out as needed.


The 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide

Inside you will find the following useful information:

  • Hurricane Preparation Tips
  • Know Your Zone
  • Coastal Evacuation Maps
  • Emergency Information
  • Returning Home

This guide is valid from Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2017.



Outdoor Warning Sirens Test Dates

Sirens are tested on Wednesdays.

  • January 11, 2017
  • April 12, 2017
  • July 12, 2017
  • October 11, 2017

Remember, hearing a siren does NOT mean you should evacuate.  Local radio and television stations will provide information and instructions on what you should do.  It is important to note that sirens may not necessarily be heard inside homes or businesses.


Warming Centers ~ CLOSED ~ for the season

The Men's Warming Center

Bethel United Methodist Church
1232 Curtis St, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Runs November 13, 2016 through the winter months
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 18, 2016 - March 2017
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:


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




South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

York County Press Releases