Preparations for the Storm

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by Stan M. McKinney, Office of the Governor, Columbia, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hurricane Hugo One Year Later

Abstract: At the state level the Emergency Preparedness Division operates a single central emergency operations center in Columbia. It relies upon other state agencies for response and recovery action. At the state level there are 46 county directors with limited staff, facilities and resources. A few cities and towns have emergency coordinators, sometimes leading to political differences between cities and counties.

Subject Headings: Emergency management | Risk management | Urban areas | Political factors | Storms | Forecasting |

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