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Hurricane Florence 2018
Get the latest DHEC updates on Hurricane Florence
DHEC is closely monitoring developments with Hurricane Florence. We are working with Governor McMaster and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division in accordance with the South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan and the South Carolina Hurricane Plan.
ABCs of Hurricanes
Detailed information about tropical storms and hurricanes
When the winds of a tropical cyclone reach a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more and the storm has a well-defined counterclockwise circulation, it is called a hurricane.
Champions of the Environment
Do you dream of being named "Champion of the Environment"
Have you successfully implemented a Champions project that relates to air quality, drinking water quality or the coastal environment? Congratulations! Your actions may result in improvements to the environment and your health.
Mosquitoes in South Carolina
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
DHEC works in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor mosquito populations for diseases that can be spread to humans. The agency also provides information to help individuals and communities take action to reduce mosquito populations in their area and prevent bites.