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Anticipating Florence, Georgetown County elevates emergency management status

(Source: Georgetown County, SC Facebook) (Source: Georgetown County, SC Facebook)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) — Georgetown County governments moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 3 Sunday in preparation for potential impacts related to Tropical Storm Florence. Both counties made the decision ahead of the possible impact to the Grand Strand.

OPCON 3 indicates that a potential storm poses a significant threat. 

Operating condition levels are issued to help prepare citizens.

OPCON 5: Normal day to day operations

OPCON 4: Storm poses a possible threat: The possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require activation of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC).

OPCON 3: Storm poses a significant threat: A disaster or emergency situation is likely. Most likely the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has been or will be activated (either partially or fully based on the severity of the event).

OPCON 2: Evacuation order imminent: A disaster or emergency situation is imminent or in effect.

OPCON 1: Evacuation order issued: A major disaster or emergency is in effect. This is the highest state of emergency situation and the Emergency Operations Center is fully activated.  This also applies to post-disaster operations.

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