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Richland County residents can now text 911 during emergencies.

From Richland County Sheriff Department:
Richland County residents and visitors can text 911 for help during an emergency. The initial text message to 911 should: Be brief, include the location of the emergency, explain the type of assistance needed, and avoid use of abbreviations, symbols or emoticons. #HurricanFlorence

VP (Video Phone) will be set up for Deaf Community at the following shelters:

VP (Video Phone) will be set up for Deaf Community at the following shelters: 
Conway High School
Goose Creek High School
North Myrtle Beach High School       Please share. #HurricaneFlorence    Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SCADinc/​

Thank you Red Cross

Hurricane Florence Update 9-12-18

SC Governor McMaster and other Emergency Officials gave an update on Hurricane Florence heading to South Carolina.
Watch Video Press Conference Interpreted Here

You can put free SC Emergency Manager App on your mobile phone.
See more info on app here: https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/mobile-applications/

SC Hurricane Guide Here

List of Shelters Here

This is a very serious storm. Please watch your local news closely. Share this information with the Deaf community. If you have any questions, please contact us.

You can download the SHOW ME FOR EMERGENCIES app on your phone.
It is a helpful communication tool if you have to evacuate to a shelter. Or print here: https://www.mass.gov/…/documents/2016/07/sh/show-me-tool.pdf

SCAD's office will close on Friday, September 14, 2018 for safety from Hurricane Florence. The staff will monitor emails and VP calls closely as much as possible if we don't experience any power outage. Thank you.

Hurricane Florence Update 9/11/18

From SC Governor and SCEMD: NO evacuation for the majority of residents in Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties.The mandatory evacuation executive order remains in effect for all zones in Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties and for Edisto Beach.

Keep close watch on your local news. Can check news on https://www.scetv.org/ 

SC Emergency Management https://www.scemd.org/

Horry County Emergency Guide 

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties

Important Hurricane Florence Update

Watch today's press conference from SC Governor McMaster at the SC Emergency Management Center with ASL Interpreter. You can turn on CC for closed captions.

Watch Video Press Conference Interpreted Here

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11, 2018 at Noon. Lanes will be reversed for evacuations.

See map and evacuation news here: https://www.scetv.org/stories/weather/2018/gov-henry-mcmaster-orders-mandatory-evacuations-coastal-counties-effective

The governor also issued Executive Order 2018-30, which orders school closures and closures of all state government offices for all non-essential personnel in the following counties, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lexington, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg.

You can put free SC Emergency Manager App on your mobile phone. See more information on SCEMD's website: https://www.scemd.org/

SC Hurricane Guide Here

Please be prepared and be safe. Share with your Deaf and Hard of Hearing family and friends now. Check on Deaf Senior Citizens and other friends that do not have email. If any questions, contact us at:

VP 803-403-9255

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