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Emergency Plans

Are you unsure of what you need to have in your Emergency Disaster Supply Kit? Here is a list of some basic supplies that is recommended for every families Emergency Disaster Supply Kit. Emergency Disaster Supply Kit

    • Cash and coins
    • Extra clothing
    • First aid kit
    • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles and pacifiers
    • Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener
    • Matches and waterproof container
    • Other items to meet your unique family needs
    • Pet food, water and medicines
    • Photocopies of credit cards, identification cards, insurance paperwork and other important documents
    • Portable, battery powered radio or television and extra batteries
    • Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper)
    • Special needs items; prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens, hearing aid batteries
    • Three-day supply of nonperishable food
    • Three-day supply of water (one gallon of water per person, per day)
    • Whistle

Emergency Operations Planning

Orangeburg County Emergency Operations Planning helps provide an intergrated approach to efficient and coordinated responses in cases of natural disasters. Each agency within the Emergency Operations Plan has a pre-defined role on how to respond to emergencies to help reduce confusion and increase response time. Response teams coordinate with the South Carolina Operations Plan (S.C.O.P.) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.). The Emergency Operations Plan also provides instructions and guidance for the implementation of Disaster Response actions and programs as needed. Emergency Evacuation

Warnings and Emergency Alerts

In the event of emergencies and/or severe weather, Orangeburg County will send out multiple alerts on multiple platfroms including:

    • NWS (National Weather Services) Weather Radios
    • Emergency Alert Systems (E.A.S.) activation
    • Blast Fax and Audio Media Notifications
    • Local News Media (Radio and Television Stations)

Evacuation and Shelter Plans

In the event of a natural disaster, Orangeburg County coordinates evacuation and shelter plans:

    • Detailed Shelter plans developed for all hazards and supported by Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and The American Red Cross
    • Designated Shelters for Hurricane evacuations and local use
    • Reserve shelter program for hazmat and other incidents
    • Special Medical needs shelters established for citizens needing additional medical care during sheltering
    • Extensive evacuation plans coordinated with law enforcement agencies and state emergency management
Evacuation Route