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Civil Emergency Messages in the Southeastern US
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:04:16 PM »
Yowbarb Note: Due to the impacts of Winter Storm PAX, including impossible icy driving conditions and about 500,000 power outages, there are several
CIVIL SERVICE EMERGENCY MESSAGES for SOUTH and NORTH CAROLINA.


NWS Home Page:  http://www.weather.gov/

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Civil Emergency Message

Civil Emergency Message

SCC031-033-041-043-051-067-069-089-140500-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
121 PM EST THU FEB 13 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS.

THE EMERGENCY MANAGERS OF DARLINGTON...MARLBORO...DILLON...
FLORENCE...MARION...WILLIAMSBURG...HORRY...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES
CONTINUE TO URGE PEOPLE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION THROUGH
TONIGHT. THE RESIDUAL IMPACTS FROM THIS STORM ARE SEVERE ACROSS
THE REGION ESPECIALLY FROM DILLON...FLORENCE...AND WILLIAMSBURG
COUNTIES EASTWARD TO MARION...GEORGETOWN...AND HORRY COUNTIES.
CONDITIONS ACROSS MARLBORO AND DARLINGTON COUNTY ARE NOT AS SEVERE
AS THE AFOREMENTIONED COUNTIES BUT IMPACTS WILL PERSIST THERE THROUGH
TONIGHT.

WITH SHELTERS OPEN ACROSS THE REGION AND PEOPLE VENTURING OUT ON
THE ROADWAYS PEOPLE NEED TO REMAIN EXTREMELY CAUTIONS OF DOWNED
TREES...LIMBS AND POWER LINES. MANY ROADS ACROSS THE REGION REMAIN
IMPASSABLE DUE TO DEBRIS.

GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND PERSIST INTO THE
EVENING. THESE WINDS CAN CAUSE ADDITIONAL TREES AND LIMBS TO
FALL...ESPECIALLY THOSE WEAKENED BY THE STORM. AS A RESULT...THE
SUDDEN INCREASE IN WINDS MAY CREATE ADDITIONAL POWER OUTAGES.

CAUTION IS ADVISED WITH ANY OUTSIDE BURNING...ESPECIALLY WITH THE
FORECAST INCREASE IN WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

MELTING ICE FALLING FROM BUILDINGS...TREES...POWER LINES...AND
OTHER STRUCTURES CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. RE-
FREEZING OF ROAD SURFACES IS POSSIBLE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
CREATING BLACK ICE CONDITIONS.

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING CAN ALSO BE AN ISSUE IF GENERATORS ARE
PLACED TOO CLOSE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES...ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE
NOT PROPERLY VENTILATED. IN ADDITION...CANDLES ARE NOT
RECOMMENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR FLASHLIGHTS DUE TO THE INCREASED
RISK OF FIRES. PORTABLE HEATERS MAY ALSO POSE A FIRE RISK IF THEY
ARE SITUATED NEXT TO FLAMMABLE OBJECTS.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 911.

$$

PFAFF
...
NORTH CAROLINA

NCC017-019-047-129-141-155-140500-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
119 PM EST THU FEB 13 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS.

THE EMERGENCY MANAGERS OF ROBESON...BLADEN...COLUMBUS...
BRUNSWICK...PENDER AND NEW HANOVER COUNTIES CONTINUE TO URGE
PEOPLE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION TODAY AND TONIGHT. WITH
SHELTERS OPENING ACROSS THE REGION AND PEOPLE VENTURING OUT ON THE
ROADWAYS PEOPLE NEED TO REMAIN EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS OF FALLING
TREES...LIMBS...AND POWER LINES. GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS
AFTERNOON. THESE WINDS CAN CAUSE ADDITIONAL TREES AND LIMBS TO
FALL...ESPECIALLY THOSE WEAKENED BY THE STORM. MELTING ICE
FALLING FROM BUILDINGS...TREES...POWER LINES...AND OTHER
STRUCTURES CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURIES OR DEATH.

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING CAN ALSO BE AN ISSUE IF GENERATORS ARE
PLACED TOO CLOSE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES...ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE
NOT PROPERLY VENTILATED. IN ADDITION...CANDLES ARE NOT
RECOMMENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR FLASHLIGHTS DUE TO THE INCREASED
RISK OF FIRES. PORTABLE HEATERS MAY POSE A FIRE RISK IF THEY ARE
SITUATED NEXT TO FLAMMABLE OBJECTS.

THE FOLLOWING SHELTERS ARE OPEN...BLADEN...ELIZABETH MIDDLE SCHOOL.
COLUMBUS...EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BRUNSWICK...WEST BRUNSWICK
HIGH SCHOOL. PENDER...BURGAW MIDDLE SCHOOL. NEW HANOVER...CODINGTON
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 911.

$$

MAC
...
SOUTH CARTOLINA

SCC001-007-021-023-045-047-059-073-077-083-087-091-140400-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1030 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA.

A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HAS ISSUED SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ALERTS FOR MOST OF SOUTH
CAROLINA...PREDICTING SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. POWER
OUTAGES AND DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY. MONITOR LOCAL
MEDIA FOR CHANGES IN CONDITIONS. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION URGE MOTORISTS
TO STAY OFF THE ROADWAYS. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY DIAL 9 1 1.
FOR THE STATUS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES STATEWIDE VISIT SCEMD.ORG.

$$
...
SOUTH CAROLINA

SCC005-013-015-019-029-035-049-053-140400-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1025 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA.

A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HAS ISSUED SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ALERTS FOR MOST OF SOUTH
CAROLINA...PREDICTING SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN. POWER
OUTAGES AND DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY. MONITOR LOCAL
MEDIA AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES FOR CHANGES IN CONDITIONS.
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION URGE MOTORISTS TO STAY OFF THE ROADWAYS. IN THE
EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CALL *HP OR 911. FOR THE STATUS OF
GOVERNMENT OFFICES STATEWIDE VISIT SCEMD.ORG.

$$
...
SOUTH CAROLINA

SCC003-009-011-017-025-027-037-039-055-057-061-063-065-071-075-
079-081-085-140400-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COLUMBIA SOUTH
CAROLINA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
1010 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA.

A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT-THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS
ISSUED SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ALERTS FOR MOST OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
PREDICTING SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. POWER OUTAGES AND
DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY. MONITOR LOCAL MEDIA FOR
CHANGES IN CONDITIONS. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION URGE MOTORISTS TO STAY OFF
THE ROADWAYS. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CALL *HP OR 911. FOR
THE STATUS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES STATEWIDE VISIT SCEMD.ORG

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Re: Civil Emergency Messages in the Southeastern US
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 09:38:01 PM »
Yowbarb Note: The message doesn't seem to specifically mention Hurricane Joaquin, but that was a contributing factor to all the flooding... The screen shot below was from about 9:15 PM EDT when Joaquin was impacting the southeast coast more... It was moved farther NNE now. Joaquin was never that near to the coast but there is tropical moisture from it.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Civil Emergency Message

Civil Emergency Message


NCC019-047-129-051200-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WILMINGTON NORTH
CAROLINA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
309 PM EDT SUN OCT 4 2015

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF
BRUNSWICK...COLUMBUS AND NEW HANOVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS ASKING PEOPLE TO AVOID ANY
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL DUE TO THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA. CALL 9 1 1 FOR LIFE
THREATENING EMERGENCIES ONLY.

THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE THREATENING FLOODING IS VERY HIGH THROUGH
TONIGHT AND INTO MONDAY MORNING AS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF
RAINFALL MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. THIS RAINFALL WILL FURTHER
COMPOUND THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED FROM EARLIER HEAVY RAINFALL
RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF BRUNSWICK AND COLUMBUS COUNTIES. THE COASTAL AREAS
WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED BY THE RAINFALL AND HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES
ALONG THE BARRIER ISLANDS AND MAINLAND TIDAL CREEKS DURING EACH
HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY.

FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS AT NIGHT SINCE IT IS HARDER TO
RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATE IF FLASH
FLOODING IS ENCOUTNERED.NEVER DRIVE INTO A FLOODED AREA... OR
BYPASS ANY POSTED ROAD CLOSURES. THE WATER MAY BE TOO DEEP AND THE
ROAD MAY BE GONE.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISES THAT EVACUATION
ORDERS ARE IN PLACE FOR PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY. IF YOU LIVE IN A
LOW-LYING FLOOD PRONE ARE THE TIME TO EVACUATE IS NOW.
SIGNIFICANT WAVE RUN-UP WILL CREATE A HAZARDOUS SITUATION ALONG
THE VULNERABLE PORTIONS OF THE BARRIER ISLANDS AND TIDAL AREAS.

COLUMBUS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISES TO AVOID ANY
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL TONIGHT. BE PREPARED TO FIND A SAFER LOCATION
IF FLOODING IMPACTS YOU.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE USE
EXTREME CAUTION IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE TONIGHT. BE ALERT FOR FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF FLOODING
INCREASES IN YOUR AREA. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE SIGNIFICANT WITH
WAVE RUN-UP CAUSED BY LARGE SURF. RIVER...ESTUARIES...AND SMALL
CREEKS WILL POTENTIALLY COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS CAUSING AN
ADDITIONAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

PFAFF/DIGIORGI
« Last Edit: October 04, 2015, 09:57:38 PM by Yowbarb »

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Re: Civil Emergency Messages in the Southeastern US
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 11:16:05 PM »
The eye of JOAQUIN is still lined up with SC- NC as it moves off to the NNE away from the coast.

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Re: Civil Emergency Messages in the Southeastern US
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 12:06:57 AM »
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Civil Emergency Message

Civil Emergency Message

NCC019-047-129-051200-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WILMINGTON NORTH
CAROLINA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
309 PM EDT SUN OCT 4 2015

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF
BRUNSWICK...COLUMBUS AND NEW HANOVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS ASKING PEOPLE TO AVOID ANY
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL DUE TO THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA. CALL 9 1 1 FOR LIFE
THREATENING EMERGENCIES ONLY.

THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE THREATENING FLOODING IS VERY HIGH THROUGH
TONIGHT AND INTO MONDAY MORNING AS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF
RAINFALL MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. THIS RAINFALL WILL FURTHER
COMPOUND THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED FROM EARLIER HEAVY RAINFALL
RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF BRUNSWICK AND COLUMBUS COUNTIES. THE COASTAL AREAS
WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED BY THE RAINFALL AND HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES
ALONG THE BARRIER ISLANDS AND MAINLAND TIDAL CREEKS DURING EACH
HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY.

FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS AT NIGHT SINCE IT IS HARDER TO
RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATE IF FLASH
FLOODING IS ENCOUTNERED.NEVER DRIVE INTO A FLOODED AREA... OR
BYPASS ANY POSTED ROAD CLOSURES. THE WATER MAY BE TOO DEEP AND THE
ROAD MAY BE GONE.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISES THAT EVACUATION
ORDERS ARE IN PLACE FOR PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY. IF YOU LIVE IN A
LOW-LYING FLOOD PRONE ARE THE TIME TO EVACUATE IS NOW.
SIGNIFICANT WAVE RUN-UP WILL CREATE A HAZARDOUS SITUATION ALONG
THE VULNERABLE PORTIONS OF THE BARRIER ISLANDS AND TIDAL AREAS.

COLUMBUS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISES TO AVOID ANY
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL TONIGHT. BE PREPARED TO FIND A SAFER LOCATION
IF FLOODING IMPACTS YOU.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE USE
EXTREME CAUTION IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE TONIGHT. BE ALERT FOR FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF FLOODING
INCREASES IN YOUR AREA. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE SIGNIFICANT WITH
WAVE RUN-UP CAUSED BY LARGE SURF. RIVER...ESTUARIES...AND SMALL
CREEKS WILL POTENTIALLY COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS CAUSING AN
ADDITIONAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

PFAFF/DIGIORGI

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Re: Civil Emergency Messages in the Southeastern US
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 09:36:35 AM »
Video on page: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/scdot-closes-70-miles-i-95-due-record-flooding/nnthG/

Updated: 12:28 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 | Posted: 4:09 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

SC Gov. Nikki Haley on flooding: Worst in 1,000 years

Death toll climbs to 9 in wake of flooding

By Alexa Ashwell
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
North Carolina has sent help to South Carolina after historic flooding washed out roads and bridges and left some residents stranded in their homes, businesses and vehicles.
•RELATED: Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

In a press briefing Sunday afternoon, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said that,"We haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a 1,000 years." 

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 09:47:58 AM »
Yowbarb Note - I just saw part of live update on TV. Paraphrased:
 
Gov. Nikki Halley of SC - 9 dead, flooding from the Midlands north to the coast.
Rain and flooding really bad... rain lightening up now but dangers are not over.. house to house search and recovery and helping stranded people. Colombia is hard-hit.
550 roads and bridges closed. Still evacuations going on. National Guard first responders etc. thanked. DPS got over 2700 calls, 910 of them were collisions during rain and flooding. The governor urged people to stay at home, off the roads, more flooding will happen farther south now. Do not take boats to the Lake Murray Dam area to see the high water.
Midlands and south more water will move down. Many more roads will be closed, soon.
Biggest challenge is following the water from midlands south and the debris...also 40,000 people with contaminated water in need of help. 36,000 without power. The governor made a verbal request for a major disaster declaration and then met on phone with President Obama and the First Lady. 11 counties are on the disaster list and immediately get Federal funds. More counties will be added soon, as the paper work is being submitted. No hospitals had to evacuate but at least 3 do not have good water.
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Re: Civil Emergency Messages in the Southeastern US
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 09:50:14 AM »
http://wsav.com/2015/10/03/federal-emergency-declared-in-south-carolina/

Federal Emergency Declared in South Carolina

By Andrew Davis
Published: October 3, 2015, 10:44 pm

The S.C. Emergency Management Division and partner state agencies have increased the state’s operating condition to level one. OPCON 1 is the highest of the five operational classifications and indicates that a disaster or emergency situation is in effect and full emergency operations are ongoing.

The State Emergency Operations Center is fully activated and operating on a 24-hour schedule.

President Obama has declared a federal emergency in South Carolina, which activates federal resources to support the state and local efforts to protect the public during the storm and recovery. The direct federal assistance will be available to public safety agencies in all 46 counties and the Catawba Nation.

The state’s Public Information Phone System (PIPS) is operating around the clock to answer citizens’ questions about flooding and other emergency information. The number is toll-free at 1-866-246-0133.