Emergency Operations Plan
The Dorchester County Emergency Operations Plan is a living document that describes how the county will respond to an emergency or disaster. The plan is reviewed and revised annually in accordance with SC Regulation 58-1 and certified by the SC Emergency Management Division.
2016 Dorchester County Emergency Operations Plan
The Dorchester County Re-entry Plan provides guidance to local and state agencies for the return of businesses, residents, and visitors after an evacuation.
Dorchester County Re-entry Plan
Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Dorchester County Hazard Mitigation Plan is a multi-jurisdictional plan which includes municipal stakeholders from the Town of Harleyville, Town of Reevesville, Town of Ridgeville, Town of St. George, and the Town of Summerville. The plan is reviewed and updated every 5 years. The plan identifies community goals and objectives based on the results of the County's current risk and vulnerability. Each jurisdiction maintains an action plan which prioritizes actions to lessen the impacts of future disasters in each community.
Public participation and input are strongly encouraged throughout the review and revision periods. For questions related to the plan or to get involved, please contact the Emergency Management Department at (843) 832-0341.
Debris Management Plan
The Dorchester County Debris Management Plan provides organizational structure, guidance, and standardized procedures for the clearance, removal, and disposal of debris caused by a disaster.
2014 Dorchester County Debris Management Plan