Emergency Preparedness and Response

For Hurricane Dorian:

Click here to download your step-by-step emergency planning guide.

Able South Carolina is standing by to support you if you have questions as you prepare for Hurricane Dorian. During business hours, call 803-779-5121. For our after-hours emergency number, call 843-343-9895.

Get the latest updates from the SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD):

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Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Services

Able SC assists all people with disabilities prepare for emergency disasters (such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, etc.), get the resources they need during a disaster, and recover as quickly as possible afterward. Services offered include the following:

  • Preparedness Services
    • Provide Emergency Preparedness Trainings to the disability community
    • Provide annual Emergency Preparedness Training for staff
    • Stakeholder Trainings and Collaboration
    • Partnership with SC Centers for Independent Living and other organizations serving people with disabilities.
  • Response Services
    • Provide durable medical equipment (canes, walkers, AT chargers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, accessible cots, etc.) of items that were lost or damaged during the emergency.
    • Advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities in emergency shelters and other locations. This includes advocating for equal access to all shelter activities and amenities, including communication, food, sleeping, bedding, etc.
    • Visit shelters to assess for needs of survivors with disabilities, arrange services, and provide I&R.
    • Navigate FEMA, American Red Cross, Portlight Strategies, and other Emergency Services, including providing assistance with FEMA or Red Cross applications.
    • Information and Referral
  • Recovery Services
    • Assists with transitioning back home from shelters.

Able SC also advocates for effective communication via the media during disasters. Please review our Inclusive Emergency Communication Checklist for the media, state and local government.

To learn more about our emergency services, please contact us at info@able-sc.org.

Columbia Office

720 Gracern Rd. Suite 106
Columbia, SC 29210
803.779.5121
800.681.6805
TTY 803.779.0949

Greenville Office

135 Edinburgh Ct. Suite 101
Greenville, SC 29607
864.235.1421
800.681.7715
TTY 864.235.8798
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United Way Home
Family Connection of South Carolina
S.C. Developmental Disabilities Council
ACL Administration for Community Living