Recent events have proven that even prepared communities can be overwhelmed in a state of state of emergency. This collection of reports provides guidelines and targeted resources for all stakeholders in a disaster response, including state and local governments, emergency medical services and health care centers. These reports also examine the improvement of emergency services in rural communities and recommends post-disaster public engagement practices.
The South Carolina Coastal Information Network (SCCIN) Flood Resources Guide is a newly created interactive PDF guide that allows people, particularly those in coastal SC, seeking information on how to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and adapt to flooding to easily access relevant materials. The guide is divided into four main sections: Browse by Purpose, Browse by Focus, Browse by Audience, and the Appendix, which contains the rubric used to evaluate the resources. Please distribute this widely among your networks.
In response to the historic flood of October 2015 the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium facilitated the documentation, coordination, and sharing of information collected in response to the “SC Flood”. Through collaboration with researchers at our partner institutions, the Consortium created the South Carolina Coastal Water Monitoring Network (SCCWMN). This web-based interactive application accessed on the Consortium website displays a historical record (from 1907 to present) of the location, types, and frequencies of water resource monitoring efforts in the coastal zone. Also shown are post-flood sampling efforts that included biological, chemical, toxicological, and microbiological indicators. The SCCWMN application provides access to spatial information on sampling locations and respective data sources. Information for each sampling site includes the 1) name of the sampling agency, 2) contact information, 3) links to data availability (if applicable), 4) brief site descriptions, and 5) parameters measured. Users can search, query, and download metadata from long-term and short-term monitoring sites sampled by state and federal agencies and academic institutions.
David Shelley, Park Ranger at Congaree National Park, performs his original Flood Factors song on the dulcimer. The song is sung to the tune of “Funga Alafia,” a popular West African Drumming Song that is also adapted as “Little Liza Jane” in traditional American music.
A generalized overview of the resilience building process. This guide breaks resilience capacity into 7 steps and then goes on to explain the details and steps involved with each of those processes. The document also includes a risk matrix which can be used to identify and respond a variety of hazards.
A compilation of case studies, policy recommendations, and government initiatives all aimed at increasing community level resilience. Resource also contains a number of resilience indicators, infrastructure retrofitting techniques, and GIS mapping techniques for identifying at risk populations.