With over ten percent of the state’s population residing in Greenville County (that number increases each day with commuters and tourists) there is an urgent need for people to be aware and know what to do to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies.
The Office of Emergency Management is committed to helping the community be better prepared for emergencies. According to the 2005 SC Hazard Assessment, Greenville County ranks first among counties in vulnerability to flooding, winter storms, drought, transportation incidents, and terrorism. Additionally, Greenville County is ranked second for hazardous materials incidents and fourth for tornadoes.
The following link will provide helpful information regarding these and other types of emergencies: http://www.scemd.org/Prepare
Individual & Family Preparedness
Disaster Supply Kit
People with special needs are an important consideration when making plans. This includes those with health or mobility issues and those with cognizant or recognition issues. For help with dealing with those situations, this link will provide helpful information: http://www.ready.gov/considerations
Some important items to store in your kit include:
Get specific information on each item of your kit.
For additional information on preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/