Winter storms (consisting of snow, ice, and cold temperatures) can cause major problems in regions that are not prepared for them. These types of storms can damage property, create safety risks, destroy crops and valuable timber, damage infrastructure components such as power lines, and have enormous economic impacts.
Overall, Oconee County has a high level vulnerability to winter storms. The probability of one or more winter storms in Oconee County is 100%. Examining past events it is evident that winter storms can significantly disrupt normal operations within a community. In addition, some ice storms associated with winter storms have caused significant property damage and disruption of the electric utilities.
Read more information about Winter Storms from FEMA here.
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Read more information about Winter Storms from SC Emergency Management here.