Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year.  

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Prepare for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year.  You should know what your risks are and prepare to protect yourself, your family and community.

Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event.

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.

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EMD - Important Phone Numbers

Important Phone Numbers

Horry County EMD
(843) 915-5150
American Red Cross (shelters)
(843) 477-0020
SCDOT
(888) 877-9151
Traffic & Road Conditions
Only activated when needed & Spanish interpreters available.
Re-entry Information
(866) 246-0133
This phone line is manned in Columbia and provides information on evacuation, shelters, damage assessments and re-entry. The number is activated once an evacuation is ordered.

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