Tornado Watch for Oconee until 7 pm.
Weather Updated: Apr 14 12:54PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Anderson County, South Carolina
TORNADO WATCH FROM 12:55PM EDT SUN UNTIL 7PM EDT SUN SC . SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ABBEVILLE AIKEN ANDERSON BAMBERG BARNWELL CALHOUN CHEROKEE CHESTER EDGEFIELD FAIRFIELD GREENVILLE GREENWOOD LAURENS LEXINGTON MCCORMICK NEWBERRY OCONEE ORANGEBURG PICKENS RICHLAND SALUDA SPARTANBURG UNION YORK ... See MoreSee Less
Kara Ty Marcengill Josie Morgan Finley
What’s the weather like now? We are out of town.
Oh no, darn it
If your in a car, you go lye in a ditch? What if no ditch?
Nothing severe yet, but we've got our eyes on radar already and we're still expecting strong to severe storms this afternoon. We can't rule out an isolated tornado either. PLEASE stay weather-aware and make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings! ... See MoreSee Less
Another round of severe thunderstorms is possible this afternoon and evening. Stay #WeatherReady today! ... See MoreSee Less
Active weather expected Monday afternoon and evening. Potential for severe thunderstorms and flash flooding. Stay weather aware and check frequently for updates and the latest forecast. #gawx #ncwx #scwx ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Thank you to the members and officers of the Starr Fire Department in Anderson County for helping us with repurposing your “old” rescue truck. The unit will now be primarily used to support training high school students at the Hamilton Career Center. We will begin the process of equipping the truck with breathing apparatus and rescue tools over the next couple of weeks.
To our Starr FD friends, THANK YOU! You could have certainly gotten more for the truck than what you were willing to let it go to us for, but we will certainly put it to good use.A big thanks to Oconee County and Charlie King on the purchase of our old Rescue Truck, it has served us well and good to know it will continue to serve in Oconee . ... See MoreSee Less
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We hope everyone has had a fun and safe weekend, especially enjoying the great weather. ... See MoreSee Less
AWARDS PRESENTED FOR 34th ANNUAL TORNADO SAFETY POSTER CONTEST
WALHALLA, SC (March 14, 2019) – Gabriella Laredo, Grade 4, Walhalla Elementary School, selected as the Overall Grand Prize winner in the 34th Annual Tornado Safety Poster Contest conducted by Oconee County Emergency Services. The contest is designed for elementary students in grades one through five. The purpose of the contest is to educate children on the dangers of tornadoes and protective actions that should be taken in the event of a tornado in their area.
First place winners received awards of $50 each and a Weather Alert Radio, second place winners received awards of $35 each and a Weather Alert Radio, and honorable mention winners received awards of $20 each and a Weather Alert Radio. The Overall Grand Prize Winner also received an Emergency Supply Kit. The winners are listed by grade level as follows:
Macie Ratliff: 1st Place (Walhalla Elem.)
Noona Elisia Brown: 2nd Place (Orchard Park Elem.)
Kingston McQuinn: Honorable Mention (Tamassee Salem Elem.)
Isabella Harben: 1st Place (Orchard Park Elem.)
Cole Pitts: 2nd Place (Tamassee Salem Elem.)
Ty Burton: Honorable Mention (Fair Oak Elem.)
Andrew Holland: 1st Place (Oconee Christian Academy)
Luke Belue: 2nd Place (Walhalla Elem.)
Audrey Still: Honorable Mention (Fair Oak Elem.)
Gabriella Laredo: 1st Place (Walhalla Elem.)
Michael Rochester: 2nd Place (Tamassee Salem Elem.)
Lola Myers: Honorable Mention (Oconee Christian Academy)
Helena McDonald: 1st Place (Keowee Elem.)
Addison Burnette: 2nd Place (Fair Oak Elem.)
Braylin Thrasher: Honorable Mention (Fair Oak Elem.)
Overall Winner: Gabriella Laredo (Walhalla Elem.) 4th Grade
The winning posters will be on display in the County Administrative Building until the middle of April. The panel of judges included Leslie Hagerty & Daby Snipes.
Leslie Hagerty is a native of Oconee County, and 2003 graduate of Walhalla High School. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Winthrop University in 2007, and a Master’s degree in Public History from Appalachian State University in 2009. She has been Director/Curator of Oconee History Museum since September 2009.
Daby Snipes is a Program Coordinator for the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, Prisma Health. She serves on the Injury Prevention Team Safe Kids Upstate located in the Oconee Memorial Hospital – Prisma Health. Daby Snipes is a professional educator, working for over fourteen years in the School District of Oconee County. She loves to read, play the piano, swimming and spending as much time as possible with her grandson Boone Hudson. She holds degrees in Education, Administration and Supervision.
We would like to thank the judges, School District of Oconee County, Oconee Christian Academy, principals, teachers, and each participant for making the contest a success and for helping promote tornado awareness in Oconee County. ... See MoreSee Less
Valerie Mae Ratliff
Sian Imes McDonald 💚
Good job Gabriella amy Amy Perin Laredo
Congratulations Stacy Belue and Shalana Pitts!
Shalana Pitts tell Cole I am so proud of him
Congratulations to all
Jennifer Schumacher Holland
This is such a great thing for our county to do!
Lots of great information from Oconee County CERT! Come out to learn more about disaster preparedness tonight at 6pm ... See MoreSee Less
Do you have an interest in helping others in your community? If so, Answer the Sounds of Sirens.
Oconee County Emergency Services
Your community needs your help. Are you ready to answer the Sound of Sirens? Click the link at the end of the video to learn more. . ... See MoreSee Less
Can yall work around my schedule?
Two years ago was a busy evening in our area. The dedicated people from that night are still giving it their all each day to support our communities.Hats off to the entire TEAM OCONEE! The incredible group in dispatch managed to field nearly 230 calls for service in 70 short minutes. Firefighters, Medical Responders, Law Enforcement and Public Works demonstrated incredible team work and dedication to respond to the aftermath of Wednesday evenings Thunderstorm. In addition to the flood of tree and power line calls, crews finished out the night with two structure fires, one being an abandoned textile mill.
Thank you to every dispatcher and street responder who worked to make a difference tonight! ... See MoreSee Less
Expect windy conditions across the region today into tonight behind the passing cold front. #ncwx #scwx #gawx ... See MoreSee Less
Not a bad day today, but it's gonna be pretty wet over the next week. This may lead to some flooding issues, so make sure you're #WeatherReady and keep an eye on changing forecasts! ... See MoreSee Less
William Loundes Arnold thank god, don’t want your mud getting dehydrated.
An absolutely gorgeous evening of training for #teamoconee. Team members were treated to demonstrations of the latest technology for both UAV’s (drone’s) and ROV’s (underwater drone’s) for use in supporting search and rescue missions. The technology and capabilities of these devices are continually improving to where they have become a valuable resource to local public safety agencies.
Thank you to the following for supporting-
Staff of Devils Fork State Park ... See MoreSee Less