South Carolina Advisories and Alerts

South Carolina Advisories and Alerts

Beach Monitoring Program
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC))
SC DHEC collects water samples from over 100 locations on the beaches. Learn what the possible health risks are and whether the beach you visit is safe for swimming. Click on the link that says "Current Beach Water Quality".
https://www.scdhec.gov/environment/pollution-types-advisories-monitoring/po
llution-monitoring-services-and-advisorie/beach
CDCemergency
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
See the CDC's Tip of the Week on Twitter. Also, the latest health advisories can be found here.
https://twitter.com/cdcemergency
Environmental Public Notices
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
Check this listing to find out about current environmental impact issues that are being discussed or projects that have requested permits. Includes Air quality, Land and waste management, Water, and Ocean & coastal resource management.
https://www.scdhec.gov/environmental-public-notices
Fish Consumption Advisories
(South Carolina Deparmtnet of Health and Environmental Control)
This SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) site provides important public health information (e.g., "why are some fish not safe to eat?") regarding the state's fish populations. It includes news release, frequently asked questions, and maps that show you where it is safe to catch fish to eat.
https://www.scdhec.gov/food-safety/food-monitoring-advisories/fish-consumpt
ion-advisories
Ground-Level Ozone Forecast
(Bureau of Air Quality)
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control shows you what the air quality is in your part of South Carolina. This site is updated daily and indicates ozone levels in the upstate, midlands, and central Savannah River area. In addition to the map, sections include more specific information about the air quality index, common questions about ozone, and links to national ozone forecasts.
https://apps.dhec.sc.gov/Environment/OzoneForecast/
South Carolina Health Alert Network (SCHAN)
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
SCHAN is part of CDC's nationwide network of public health emergency and preparedness. Find the latest Public Health Notifications and information about Diseases/Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases. For medical and health agencies, but information is useful to the public.
https://www.scdhec.gov/health-professionals/electronic-health-records-meani
ngful-use/health-alerts-notifications
Water Advisories
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
Links to advisories about swimming, beaches, fish consumption, and public service announcements about the importance of making sure fish is safe to eat.
https://www.scdhec.gov/environment/your-water-coast

Last Modified: Monday September 10, 2018 10:54 AM