Gov. Haley urges more SC evacuations

...said he flew over flooded areas several times this week and his initial estimate is conservative.The Federal Emergency Management Agency said at least 16 counties had been declared disaster areas.

Aiken County may receive federal disaster aid

...possibly secure federal disaster aid. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid had been made available to South Carolina. The announcement was for eight...

Heavy rain expected to miss Augusta area

...in need in South Carolina, said Pam Tucker, the county's emergency and operations director. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency has asked Columbia County to provide a shelter should there be unmet needs for South Carolina residents...

Tropical Storm Erika fades; warnings end

...across portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern and central Cuba through Sunday. The Chatham Emergency Management Agency has demobilized its Emergency Operations Center and has moved back to normal operations.

Georgia coast facing storm next week

...are urging residents to start preparing for possible trouble from Tropical Storm Erika.The Chatham County Emergency Management Agency on Thursday said Savannah-area residents should have disaster supply kits and evacuation plans ready in case...

Lights of the South business license suspended

...meters in 2005, site plans redrawn in 2008, documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Environmental Protection Division submitted last year and the grease trap cleared in March.He...

Man, 37, identified in Saturday's fatal Warren County wreck

...Rauch was driving a tractor-trailer that collided with a van between mile markers 160 and 161, Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director Tommy Wolfe said. The crash sent the van deep into the woods and overturned the truck.

Will hurricane luck run out?

...record, in a below average year for overall hurricane activity. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is preparing for the worst and worrying that other people aren't. Inexperienced people "generally underestimate...

Augusta sees hottest week of year so far; highs expected to continue to break 100

...have cooling centers open. Columbia County has had its centers open since the beginning of the month, said Emergency Management Agency Director Pam Tucker."We do it every summer ? June 1 through the end of September ? so that any time during...

K-9 training takes place in Augusta

...not already have them."Every few years we will replace those training aids," said Tod Keys with Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security. "It's not because they're bad or unstable or dangerous. It's just to keep fresh...