Hurricane Preparation in SC-Have a Plan Ready-ASL Videos
Today, September 6, 2017, the South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has declared a State of Emergency to prepare for Hurricane Irma. A press conference was held at SCEMD around 2:30 PM with an Interpreter.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Team is closely watching Hurricane Irma and will plan accordingly. It will be important to review your emergency plans.
If you live in a small town or in a rural area, you can go to your local fire department and give them your information. Let them know you are deaf or hard of hearing. Give them your address and the best way to contact you.
Here is the Hurricane Guide with all the information. Click here for the Hurricane Guide
Click here to print Emergency Checklist
(For those who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants, pack back up batteries)
Watch your local news closely and any emergency alerts on your mobile phone. Check on your deaf and hard of hearing seniors or others that may not have internet connection.
SCEMD's website www.scemd.org for more information. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
SCAD will watch for updates as they become available.
Prepare for Hurricane in ASL. Turn on Closed Captions (CC).
Prepare for Flooding in ASL. Turn on closed caption (CC).