Category: South Carolina Midlands

South Carolina Midlands Emergency Notifications

South Carolina – Hurricane: August 30, 2023

Idalia is now a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 mph. Idalia is forecast to approach South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane and become a tropical storm while moving through the state. Most of the state will be impacted by Idalia this afternoon into Thursday morning. Additional impacts such as isolated tornadoes, power outages and flooding are also possible throughout the day.

**If you have not reviewed a plan to receive care, please contact your dialysis provider**

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources

South Carolina: Flood Warning: August 28, 2023

Rain and flooding across the eastern region of South Carolina, specifically the eastern Midlands and the Pee Dee region are expected to occur as a result of tropical storm Idalia beginning midmorning Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Strong winds and storm surge may also occur. To understand road closures near you, please visit the SCDOT Roadway information System.

**If you believe your access to care may become impacted by flooding, please contact your dialysis facility directly**

Flood Safety Tips and Resources:

  • National Weather Service: Website 
  • Disasters and Emergencies: Floods
  • American Red Cross: Resource 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flood Safety Tips: English|Spanish
  • How to Safely Pump Out Your Basement: Resource

South Carolina – Tornado Warning: August 7, 2023

A strong storm system moving through the South Atlantic beginning Monday, August 7, 2023, is producing severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds and possible tornadoes being the greatest threat. The timeline of severe weather will primarily be from early afternoon and last into the evening. The most likely area for severe weather is northern South Carolina, however, all regions should stay prepared.

**If you feel your access to care may be at risk due to severe weather, please reach out to your dialysis provider**

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at, or AccuWeather at

South Carolina – Heat Advisory: July 5, 2023

Heat advisories have been issued in South Carolina, beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Temperatures are expected to climb, with the hottest days being Friday, July 7, 2023, and Sunday, July 9,2023. On hot days, the National Weather Service recommends staying indoors and not engaging in strenuous activities. If air conditioning is not available, please consider calling 211 for information on a cooling center near you.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at, or AccuWeather at

** If you are a patient and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Extreme Heat Resources: 

Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition:



South Carolina – Tropical Storm Nicole: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to become a hurricane, and will make landfall in Florida tonight. Hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm alerts have been issued in South Carolina. Coastal flooding, strong winds, flooding rain and tornadoes are expected along the Southeast coast. Flooding rain, strong winds and a few tornadoes are possible in the rest of the East Friday into early Saturday.

Evacuation Information

  • South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD): Know Your Zone

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources

South Carolina Midlands – Tropical Storm Ian Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ian is now a Tropical Storm and is located on the eastern coast of Florida. Ian is forecast to move over the Atlantic shortly. The forecast track has shifted slightly east since the last update. Ian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches South Carolina, and then weaken Friday night and Saturday as it moves across the southern coastal states. While the coast of South Carolina can expect the greatest impacts (heaviest rainfall, storm surge, coastal flooding, strongest winds, isolated tornado threat), this is a statewide event. It is highly likely that every portion of the state will experience impacts from Ian.  Almost the entire state of SC is within the Moderate risk of excessive rainfall, so flash flooding is to be expected.  Impacts for South Carolina begin today and will extend through Saturday.

**A State of Emergency has been declared for South Carolina, effective as of 3pm yesterday.**

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources

South Carolina – Hurricane Ian: Monday, September 26, 2022

Ian is now a Category 2 hurricane and is forecast to become a major hurricane overnight. The forecast points and cone for Hurricane Ian have shifted slightly eastward, reflecting that South Carolina will likely see statewide impacts from Ian.  At 5pm EST, Monday, September 26, 2022, Hurricane Ian was located approximately 850 miles south-southwest of Beaufort, SC, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and a minimum central pressure of 972 mb.

South Carolina has the potential to begin receiving tropical storm force winds Thursday night. Additional impacts, such as heavy rain, coastal flooding and surge, and isolated tornadoes are also possible from Thursday night through Friday. The severity and extent of these hazards is highly dependent on the eventual track.

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources