Kershaw County News

KERSHAW COUNTY MOVES TO OPCON 4

Post Date:10/10/2018 11:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2018

Media Contact    803.425.1500
Lauren Branham Reeder
lauren.reeder@kershaw.sc.gov

KERSHAW COUNTY MOVES TO OPCON 4

Kershaw County, SC – As of 8:00AM, Kershaw County has moved to OPCON 4. At OPCON 4, the County continues to monitor and track the storm due to the possibility of an emergency or disaster situation. 

Based on the latest National Weather Service briefing, Kershaw County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning with:

  • Four to six inches of rainfall
  • 25-40 MPH sustained winds
  • Up to 50 MPH wind gusts

For the latest Hurricane Michael information, visit www.kershaw.sc.gov

KNOW YOUR OPCON LEVELS:

OPCON 5

Most day-to-day operations to include normal training and exercises. Pre-disaster preparedness activities may begin during this time frame.

OPCON 4

Possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require state coordination during emergency management operations.

OPCON 3

Disaster or emergency situation is likely. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan and the appropriate specific impact hazard emergency plan is activated.

OPCON 2

Disaster or emergency situation is imminent or in effect.

OPCON 1

Major disaster or emergency situation in effect; highest state of emergency operations and the Emergency Operation Center is fully activated.

 

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