All media inquiries should be sent to the Dorchester County Public Information Officer at (843) 563-0084 and/or TNorton@DorchesterCountySC.gov
Current Activation Level
EMD is operating under normal conditions.
Learn more about our activation levels.
About Dorchester County Emergency Management
Under the leadership of Mario Formisano, the Emergency Management Department (EMD) is responsible for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural or man-made disasters. The department manages the county Emergency Operations Center during disasters.
Additionally, staff procure, maintain, administer systems, and provide technical support for the county's communications assets. EMD also provides first-line diagnostics to the E911 Dispatch Center, maintains its equipment, and manages the 911 Fund.
Emergency Alert Notifications
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Obtain Multiple Sources for Emergency Alerts
This website, emails, social media posts, or other alert notifications Dorchester County may offer should not be relied upon as sole sources for emergency alerts or warnings. Sources for risk information and warnings may be:
Local TV and Radio
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Weather and Preparedness Apps
NOAA Weather Radios
Family, Friends, and Coworkers