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Hurricane Season
May 31, 2024

Hurricane   Hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30.  the South Carolina Emergency Management Division announces new hurricane evacuation zones aimed at helping community preparedness and safety during hurricanes. Visit scemd.org for more information on the new hurricane evacuation zones and preparedness resources.

Hunger in South Carolina
April 19, 2024

Hunger   Feeding America offers information on what hunger looks like in South Carolina. Currently, there are 515,350 people facing hunger (1 in 10 people) and of them 141,110 are children (1 in children). People facing hunger in South Carolina are estimated to report needing $310,808,000 more per year to meet their food needs. Learn more

South Carolinians to Live a Heart Smart Lifestyle
February 9, 2024

Heart   Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, with around 695,000 Americans dying from heart disease each year.  In 2021, heart disease was the number one cause of death in South Carolina, with 12,210 South Carolinians dying from heart disease that year.  Learn more about American Heart Month.

SC and FL the Fastest-Growing States in 2023
January 8, 2024

Population   South Carolina and Florida dominated population gains in 2023, with 1.7% and 1.6% growth rates respectively. More than 90% of the growth came from domestic migration. Without domestic and international migration, however, South Carolina would have lost population in 2023 since there were almost 1,300 more deaths than births.  Learn more
     
SC Population Growth through Migration
October 27, 2023

SC Migration 1   The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new state-level statistics on geographic mobility referring to the movement of people from one location to another. The data shows that South Carolina gained 219,707 people from other states and 22,215 people from outside the U.S. in 2022. Learn more

Proactive Policy Promotes Affordable Housing
October 24, 2023

Affordable Housing Bloomington   The story from Bloomington, Minnesota provides a good case study to how policymakers from local leaders and the experience of area affordable housing developers can help promote affordable housing. This approach helps to ensure that the city retains its broad affordability and accessibility to families across income levels. Learn more

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
September 21, 2023

Picture1   Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees. The theme for this year is "Advancing Access and Equity." U.S. Census Bureau recently released data "Working With a Disability Employment Status by Disability Type for People Ages 18-64."

National Preparedness Month

June 8, 2023

Preparedness   National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to remind us to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. This year, it will focus on preparing older adults for disaster, specifically older adults from communities that are disproportionally impacted by the all-hazard events. All communities have access to the general readiness information available on Ready.Gov and Listo.Gov. Access My Community Explorer to identify underserved communities in your area.