South Carolina emergency officials are encouraging state residents to get ready for winter long before the first snowflake of the season falls.
“What we have to do as citizens of the state is to be prepared for those events,” Deputy Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Van McCarty said. “We can’t change what the weather will bring to South Carolina but we can prepare for that. Take this time now and be prepared for the event. It’s a very simple message: communicate. Communicate and prepare your family for what may be coming.”
He said residents should have at least three days of water, food and medication. He also said to heed local media reports on weather conditions and do not be on the roads during a winter storm if it is not necessary.
“Just as we get ready every year for winter weather, we need residents at home to do the same,” state Emergency Management Division director Kim Stenson said. “We need everybody at home to be their own personal emergency manager.” [Read more…]