County Reminds Citizens to Heed CDC and DHEC Guidance to Reduce Mosquito Population, and Avoid Mosquitoes Bites and the Zika Virus
With the warmer months quickly approaching, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), encourages you to take action now to protect your community from mosquito-borne illnesses. The historic flooding in October, coupled with a relatively warm winter, has the potential to boost mosquito populations.
Citizens also should take efforts to identify and eliminate mosquito breeding sites around their homes and businesses. Containers that hold water such as flower pots, bird baths, tires and pet dishes should be drained. Swimming pools should be properly maintained. Eliminate standing water in areas like gutters or drainage ditches with regular cleaning.
Dorchester County to Hold 2016 Hurricane Expo for Local Residents
The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD), in conjunction with Lowcountry CERT and Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be held from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in the front parking lot of Lowe’s at 9600 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC 29485.