Upstate SC ADRC

Emergency Preparedness


Emergency Preparedness

This page helps you gain a better understanding of emergency preparedness in South Carolina. We offer informative articles, frequently asked questions, related programs, and links to resources on other websites. Some of our information is hosted on the SCAccess website. If you prefer, jump to the SCAccess "Learn About" section on Emergency Preparedness.

Emergency preparedness is important for everyone. But for older adults and people with disabilities it is even more important to consider the possible issues that can occur during an emergency, and develop a plan to handle them. There may be health concerns due to loss of electricity or heating/cooling systems. Exit routes and procedures may take longer or require special equipment. Temporary housing or shelters may be insufficient without special equipment or supplies. You can learn more about these situations and others, and how to prepare for them in the information on our website.