Be prepared for severe weather and hurricane season in South Carolina!
Do you have a plan ready in event of weather-related emergencies? The Alzheimer's Association is here to help caregivers take measures to prepare for and cope with these extraordinary circumstances.
Call us 24/7 at 1.800.272.3900
Alzheimer's Association Helpline staff can provide counseling and support to help families plan for emergencies.
- Learn more about disaster preparedness to help you keep you and your loved one safe during an emergency. Download these tips in PDF version.
- Enroll your loved one in MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®, our 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia that wander or who have a medical emergency.
- Order or download The Calm Before the Storm: Family Conversations about Disaster Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. To order a free copy of the booklet – the first comprehensive natural disaster planning guide specifically created for caregivers, families and friends of those with memory disorders – visit www.thehartford.com/calmbeforethestorm. This publication is produced by the MIT AgeLab and the Advance 50 Team of gerontologists at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. It offers new research and life-saving tips to help caregivers, family and friends of those with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home prepare for a natural disaster and get their lives back on track in the aftermath.
South Carolina Local Resources
Alzheimer's Association - South Carolina Chapter:
Please call if you have questions or concerns about caring for your loved one.
843-213-1516 - Myrtle Beach Office
1-800-860-1444 - Lowcountry Area Office
1-800-273-2555 - Main Chapter Office
South Carolina Emergency Management Division:
Includes evacuation routes and shelters, if needed.
Web site: http://www.scemd.org/index.html
County Emergency Management Divisions:
Includes phone numbers for each county.
Web site: http://www.scemd.org/Who/county_orgs.html
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Web site: http://www.fema.org/
American Red Cross
Web site: http://www.redcross.org/