Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.
That sense of panic when a storm knocks out the power or you have to evacuate?
The state now has an app for that.
The new #SCEMERGENCY personal manager gives alerts during emergencies and guides users through the countless details of building a disaster kit.
It also identifies which roads to take in an evacuation and where shelters or hotels are open.
The state has issued a swimming advisory for all Horry County beaches following Tropical Storm Alberto.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control issued the warning on Tuesday evening.
“Due to the impact of the amount of rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Alberto, all beaches in Horry County have been placed under a swimming advisory,” the announcement reads.
Diet and exercise are two huge factors cited by experts in addressing heart disease, both for young people looking decades ahead and for adults looking to rebound from a medical challenge.
Local teacher Tiffany Middlebrooks, who specializes in health science at Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle/High School, said prevention is a major topic in her classes.