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.