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South Carolina

September 22nd, 1989. Water gushing over a bridge.
Friday, September 22, 1989
Hurricane Hugoʼs storm surge rolled a five foot wave across downtown Charleston. A storm surge four times higher overtook the coastline between Cape Romain and Bulls Bay, yanking mature trees from the ground. A huge high tide pushed four foot-deep piles of sand from the beach and into the main streets near Myrtle Beach. In the end, Hugo killed 27 South Carolinians and caused nearly $8 billion in damage.
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State Information

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 737-8840
www.scemd.org

Local Information

Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Division
4045 Bridgeview Drive
N. Charleston, SC. 29405
(843) 202-7400
www.charlestoncounty.org

Georgetown County Emergency Management
2222-C Highmarket Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
(843) 545-3273 office
(843) 545-3527 fax
www.georgetowncountysc.org

Greenville County Office of Emergency Management
206 S Main St / PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602-2207
(864) 467-2680
www.gceoc.org

Lexington County Emergency Management
212 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-8343
www.lex-co.com

Pickens County Emergency Management
1509 Walhalla Highway
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-5945
www.co.pickens.sc.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

South Carolina State Citizen Corps
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 737-8840
www.citizencorps.gov/cc