Hurricane Florence Updates

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Bamberg County residents are welcome to make their own sandbags. Sand is available on a first come, first served basis. It is located behind Bamberg County Emergency Services Office in Bamberg (take Third Street off Main Hwy - sand is piled in lot across from tennis courts). Please bring your own shovel, empty bags (deer corn or feed bags work well or buy bags from G&G Milling in Ehrhardt or Lowe’s in Orangeburg), and something to close the bags. Those in low-lying flood prone areas are encouraged to be prepared with sandbags. Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Here’s the latest update on Hurricane Florence. Stay informed Bamberg County Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Have a hurricane-related question? Call the PIPS line at 1-888-246-0133 Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Thanks Orangeburg Redi-Mix for providing sand!! Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Bamberg County here's a useful tool from US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina - Click on the "Threats and Impacts" tab, and then zoom in on the map to your location for detailed information. This will be the reasonable worst-case scenario for you. Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Some of Bamberg County’s hurricane planning team are participating in South Carolina Emergency Management Division evening Hurricane Florence conference calls. Counties and agencies statewide are contributing to this call so that we can all be prepared and updated to properly respond to any issues Hurricane Florence may cause. Bamberg County EOC is at OPCON2 and the EOC will be manned overnight. Please remember to call 9-1-1 for emergencies only. Other inquiries related to the storm, sheltering, transportation, etc - please call 803-245-4313, option 1 or 2. Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Please review the latest from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Bamberg County residents, please take Hurricane Florence seriously. Follow reliable sources of information including this page (Bamberg County Emergency Services), local radio and news stations, NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center, and US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina Here are some important considerations to remember: 1. Prepare for at least 3 days of food and water for each person in your household (food that can be prepared without electricity). Prepare a family emergency kit as outlined here: (https://www.scemd.org/prepare/your-emergency-plan/family-disaster-plan/) 2. Fill any prescriptions in advance of the storm and have enough to last at least 7 days 3.Once the storm hits, prepare to stay in your home. DO NOT DRIVE UNNECESSARILY! You not only endanger yourself but you risk the lives of others and first responders. When in doubt, stay home until the weather clears. Do not drive on dirt roads unless you live there. 4. With sustained winds over 35 mph, ambulances and fire trucks CANNOT drive. Be mindful of this and be prepared. 5. If you or a family member has continuous or special medical needs, the time is NOW to prepare for that person. DO NOT WAIT until the storm is here. Please call 1-800-578-2031 for Medical Needs shelter information. Inform them if you have mobility issues or need wheelchair accessibility. 6. Fill your vehicle's gas tank 7. Prepare a safe place and have plenty of food for your pets 8. 911 is for EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY (medical, law enforcement, fire) - do not call 911 for power outages, to report downed trees or other issues. Call 803-245-4313, opt 1. Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Bamberg County residents, please stay home when the weather worsens. If you must travel DO NOT drive around any barricade and recognize that it takes much less water than you'd think to cause damage and/or personal injury. Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:11:07 PM
Bamberg County residents if you have continuous medical needs consider calling for this SC DHEC resource. Posted by Bamberg County Emergency Services
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