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Disaster Preparedness
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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.


Planning Resources

  • 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  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:

County Emergency Management Divisions:
Includes phone numbers for each county.
Web site:


Relief Agencies 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Web site:

American Red Cross
Web site:


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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.