SC Emergency Management Division

Hurricane Ian makes landfall, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department issues contact phone number as conditions expected to deteriorate

The National Hurricane Center reported that the center of Hurricane Ian made landfall Friday at 2:05 pm. near Georgetown. Maximum sustained winds were 85 mph when it hit. Ian will bring heavy rain and wind gusts up-to 60 mph to Lexington County. The SC Emergency Management Division is reporting down powerlines on flooded roads, storm […]


Keeping children safe is a priority should a home disaster strike

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Children, especially those under the age of five, are the most-vulnerable in a home fire situation according to statistics from the American Red Cross. The Red Cross also attributes $280 million-a-year in property destruction because of children playing with fire.   West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith advises all residents to have an adequate number of […]


In a weather emergency, West Columbia schools have a plan, you need a survival kit

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. In West Columbia, local officials have a plan and they are sure to make note of available resources as their attention turns toward awareness. West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce and West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith refer to trusted sources when seeking information regarding emergency preparedness. “The South […]