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Emergency Plans

 Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures:

MUSC's Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan establishes the policy that governs emergency notifications and timely warnings, evacuation and shelter-in-place guidelines, lockdown procedures, department/unit planning as well as emergency drill and test requirements for the MUSC Campus Community.  This document is written in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Jeanne Clery regulatory guidelines. 

Severe Weather Plan:

The purpose of MUSC's Severe Weather Plan is to provide information to students, residents, faculty and staff regarding preparedness, mitigation, response and recover actions for severe weather. This plan pertains to the entire MUSC institution and provides specific regarding types of severe weather/natural disasters, student and personnel responsibilities, departmental procedures as well as a personal planning resources.

MUSC Parking-Severe Weather Conditions Plan

During severe weather events, the MUSC Parking Severe Weather Conditions Plan establishes policy and procedures for MUSC personnel to follow​ in regards to the ensuring adequate parking accomodations for designated personnel and State owned vehicles.

University Hazardous Weather and Emergencies Policy:

The University Hazardous Weather and Emergencies Policy outlines mandated employee work attendance responsibilities during disaster and emergency circumstances as authorized by the Governor of South Carolina.  Because of the need for continuity of essential services, the Medical University must designate employees whose presence is essential, and therefore, cannot be excused from work during hazardous weather or other emergency conditions.

Public Safety Active Shooter Response Plan:

MUSC Active Shooter Emergency Plan identifies protective activities to be taken prior to and during an active shooter event as well as responsibilities of departments when responding to an active shooter event or potential active shooter event, as we.  This plan applies to the MUSC Campus and designated areas, as well as, the Medical University Hospital Authority. 

MUSC Medical Center Emergency Operations Plan:

The MUSC Medical Center Emergency Operations Plan applies to all Medical Center employees and documents the actions to be taken in order to respond appropriately to incidents affecting a portion of the Medical Center, the entire Medical center, or the whole community.  This plan provides employees with information regarding procedures that will be implemented in response to an incident. 

Student Hurricane Evacuation Guide:

This Student Hurricane Evacuation Guide provides guidelines and establishes protocols for an organized response to a hurricane. It addresses pre-storm preparation as well as management of the campus during a storm. The timing and implementation of any or all steps may be altered based upon facts and circumstances surrounding any individual hurricane event.

Earthquake Preparedness Guide:

Once the ground starts shaking, you will only have seconds to protect yourself. Do you know exactly what to do? Your quake-safe solution should not involve a doorway, a triangle or running. The good news is we have resources and guidance to help you prepare for the next big one!



The Medical University of South Carolina is planning on flood proofing the elevator shaft at the ground floor in the Ashley Rutledge Tower (ART) building with funding provided by FEMA's HMGP 4166-043 grant.    This public notice is a requirement at 44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 9.8 of the FEMA HMGP grant.


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