The Official App of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SC EMD). Create Your Personal Emergency Plan. Find out your hurricane evacuation zone (Know Your Zone). Find the latest information on South Carolina State Office Closings and Delays. Includes valuable information on planning and preparing for emergency and recovering afterwards.
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Ratings and Reviews
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This is a great app for personal preparedness for citizens. As an Emergency Manager, I highly recommend this app for everyone. We should all be prepared to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours, this app provides the guidance one needs for surviving a disaster.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for reviewing the SC Emergency Manager! We’ll have an update coming very soon that we think you’ll like too! Let us know how we can improve your experience at email@example.com.
I decided to download this app because I thought it would be great to have in case of emergencies. I turned out to be horribly wrong. This app is nothing but a sick and twisted form of torture. You can have your phone on silent and everything but this app will still go off. And what makes it worse is that it’s not a normal type of notification. This notification will be a deafening siren type of screen like a war is about to start. This siren has woken me up multiple times throughout the night for the same notification that I have clear. One notification for anything will go off at least four time but they will be a couple of hours apart. So you will have no chance of peace. One of my ears are damaged because they of this app. And I almost wrecked my car once this morning because of it. This app is supposed to save your life but instead it puts you in danger. If you really want to be safe just download an app for your local news and weather channels. You will get the same notifications. They will just be a lot less detrimental to your wellbeing. Please don’t download this app. I do not want anyone else to experience what I have. Your experience might be a lot worse and no app is worth your life. Or you physically or mental well-being. I wish you
all the best.
Developer Response ,
We think you might be confusing our app with Wireless Emergency Alerts issued by the National Weather Service and other agencies when a life-threatening emergency exists. The SC Emergency Manager is not connected to these alerts for the very reasons you describe. While you may receive push notifications through the app, those are quiet and you have the ability to deactivate them. The SC Emergency Manager is all about you and your personal emergency information. While we understand your comments, we hope that you reconsider your review given that it was not this application that sent those alerts. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poor location finder
Need to see what zone I’m in. Entered address. “Could not find”; Use current location - “Could not find”. Looked at map. Found closest business but would not give the zone. Tried several times and after the 4th try, it showed I was in zone B since I was close to Walmart! If they are going to put out an app to help people, it should at least work. I should probably give this a one star but feeling generous today hoping for good news that Dorian will go out to sea further.
I did check to be sure location services was turned on for this app and it was. I had no problems with other apps using my location but this one I did. I will try again after the storm fully passes - maybe that has something to do with it.
Developer Response ,
Hi Greta’s mom. The app uses your phone’s own GPS so you may want to check your location settings. You can also confirm your zone at scemd.org.
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- 52.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2018 South Carolina Emergency Management Division
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.