COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from units across the state prepare to respond as needed Sept. 1, 2019, in support of the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian to the state.
“The South Carolina National Guard is prepared to mobilize to support full coastal evacuation and any other missions that may be required of us in support of civil authorities,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina.
The South Carolina National Guard received the order to activate from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster Aug. 31, 2019, and is ready to support the counties and first responders with requested resources for as long as needed before, during, and after the impact of Hurricane Dorian. In the past, the South Carolina National Guard has responded to emergencies in the state and provided Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) during Hurricane Florence in 2018, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and the 1,000-year flood in 2015, as well as others.