Natural Disasters

Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Hugo from NOAA. 21 September 1989. Wikimedia Commons.

From earthquakes to hurricanes and droughts, South Carolina faces many different kinds of natural disasters.

SC Emergency Management Division

Hazards Atlas

Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family in the event of each hazard.


Earthquakes and other Natural Disasters

Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, S.C. - Corner of Cumberland and East Bay Streets. Wm. M. Bird & Co. (Paint and Builder's Suppliers). Following the earthquake, Sept., 1886. (Wm. E. Wilson, Landscape Photographer, Savannah GA.) Image courtesy of The Urban Landscape Digital Image Access Project at Duke University.