The South Carolina Emergency Management Division sent out a public alert to cell phones and other devices just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
The message coincided with the time the governor’s mandatory “Stay at Home or Work” order began.
Gov. McMaster says everyone should stay home unless working, visiting famly, recreating outdoors or getting necessary goods or supplies.
You may receive a “Civil Emergency Message” on your mobile devices and through commercial radio, TV & NOAA Weather Radio.
Last week an emergency alert sent to cell phones, causing the SCEMD website to crash temporarily.
SCEMD is activating the state’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System just before 5 p.m. today, April 7, 2020. The message will coincide with the time the Governor’s mandatory “Stay at Home or Work” order is to take effect. #COVID19 #SCTweets (1/2) pic.twitter.com/jlQD9GsR9A— SCEMD (@SCEMD) April 7, 2020