South Carolina’s emergency division issues statewide alert at 5 p.m. Tuesday

South Carolina’s emergency division issues statewide alert at 5 p.m. Tuesday
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division will activate the state’s Public Alert and Warning System around 5 p.m. Tuesday. (Source: SCEMD)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division will activate the state’s Public Alert and Warning System around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The message coincided with the governor’s mandatory “Stay at Home or Work” order that took effect.

People across the state will receive a “Civil Emergency Message” on their phones and through commercial radio.

SCEMD sent out a Public Safety Alert on March 31 after the governor ordered certain non-essential businesses to close. It caused SCEMD’s website to crash.

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