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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, a vibrant, historic city, is addressing persistent flooding events, storm surge, and hurricanes and their impacts on critical infrastructure and infrastructure systems.

The highest priority risks and hazards faced in Charleston County include:

  • Hurricane
  • Flooding
  • Tornadoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Wildfires
  • Hazardous material incidents
  • Terrorism
  • Winter storms
  • Drought

A range of community stakeholders in the Charleston County region are partnering with Resilient America to build resilience or have participated in Resilient America events and activities, including:

American Red Cross of Lowcountry South Carolina
Argonne National Laboratory
Bank of America
BCD Council of Governments
Berkeley County
Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Charleston County
Charleston Housing Authority
Charleston Water Systems
Circular Congregational church
City Council Sustainability Advisory Committee
City of Charleston
City of North Charleston
City of Savannah
College of Charleston
CSX Railroad
Daimler Vans Manufacturing
Department of Homeland Security
Dorchester County
League of Women Voters
Medical University of South Carolina
National American Red Cross
Nature Conservancy
Palmetto Railways
Roche Carolina Pharmaceuticals
SC Sea Grant Consortium
SA Norfolk Southern Railways
SC American Planning Association
SC Coastal Conservation League
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
SC Department of Natural Resources SCANA Corporation
Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Southern Environmental Law Center
SC Department of Transportation
SC Electric & Gas
SC Law Enforcement Division
SC Ports Authority
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Town of Awendaw
TriCounty Link
United Way
US Coast Guard
Wells Fargo

Learn more about the Charleston Country Region:

City of Charleston
City Awards
Visit Charleston
City V Century Plan
Port of Charleston
Historic Charleston Foundation

Earthquake of 1886
Hurricane Hugo, September 21-22, 1989
Hurricane Floyd, September 15, 1999

Charleston Sea Level Rise Strategy, December 2015
Charleston County
Charleston County Comprehensive Plan
Charleston Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
MyCoast: South Carolina
2015 Regional Economic Scorecard

South Carlin Action Plan for Disaster Recovery, July 2016
A Post-Event Review of the October 2015 Floods in South Carolina:  A Deep Dive into the Columbia and Charleston Event, by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and ISET-International, June 2016


October 2015 Floods
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