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Dorchester County Offices, Courts, and Libraries will open at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 in response to the winter weather conditions. Public Safety employees in the EMS Department, Fire Department, and the Sheriff’s Office will still report to work as directed by their supervisors. Public Works and Water and Sewer staff will be on call as directed by their supervisors. For more information, call the inclement weather hotline at (843) 832/563-0005. The forecast calls for freezing rain tonight and tomorrow, from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 or 8:00 AM. A trace to a light coating of accumulation is expected.
Posted Date: 2/23/2015 4:20 PM
Project Budget: -$2.1 Million (under budget) Project Schedule: Construction Advertisement January 2015
Posted Date: 1/9/2015 10:00 AM
The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department is facilitating the update process for the county hazard mitigation plan. The plan is updated every five years in accordance with federal regula-tions and its purpose is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over long term to re-duce risk and future losses. Participating jurisdictions including the Town of Summerville, Town of Harleyville, Town of Ridgeville, Town of St. George, and Town of Reevesville have met to review and discuss existing goals and objectives which correlate to specific structural and non-structural actions, based on the latest hazard analysis and vulnerability assessment.
Posted Date: 12/23/2014 9:15 AM
SCEMD and the SERT have produced a new “Severe Winter Weather in South Carolina” guide to help people prepare for winter-related hazards. The guide contains tips on what to do before, during and after a major winter storm, check lists, information on how to get the current status of government offices and more. The Guide is currently available at every Walgreens store statewide and online for download at
Posted Date: 12/2/2014 11:30 AM

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