Flood Safety

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  • Be aware of weather patterns and pending storms.  Local cable television network affiliates such as Comporium Channels 0104 WSOC-9 (ABC), 0105 WBTV-3 (CBS), and 0106 WCNC-36 (NBC) track storms and provide up-to-date information.
  • Evacuations and sheltering plans for York County are development and controlled by both the York County Office of Emergency Management and the local Red Cross Chapter.
  • Information on Sheltering and Evacuation routes can be obtained on the following radio stations:  FM105.3 WAGI York County, FM107.1 WRHM York County, and AM1320 WRHI York County.
  • Make a list of emergency numbers and develop and evacuation plan.  Evacuate if instructed by State or Local officials.  Do not return home until it is safe to do so.
  • The non-emergency contact number for the Police Department is (803) 329-7200 and Fire Department is (803) 329-7220.
  • Prepare an emergency kit that includes a radio and flashlight with batteries, blankets, prescription medications, personal hygiene articles, and baby care items, if needed.
  • Never walk through moving water that is greater than 6 inches deep - 6 inches of moving water can knock you off your feet! 
  • Do not drive through flooding areas.  If your vehicle stalls, exit it and move to higher ground.
  • Be careful in areas where flood waters have receded. 
  • Watch for downed power lines and weakened roads and bridges.
  • Do not enter damaged structures unless accompanied by persons with the expertise to deem the structure safe to enter.

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