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SCEMD Solar Eclipse Safety Tips- American Sign Language (ASL)


HELLO MY NAME IS JASON HURDICH (JH) HERE IN THE BEAUTIFUL STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. WELCOME TO THE PALMETTO STATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION (SCEMD) PROMPTED ME TO DISCUSS SAFETY TIPS WITH THE DEAF COMMUNITY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE REGARDING THE NEXT WEEK’S EVENT OF THE SOLAR ECLIPSE SOUTH CAROLINA IS EXPECTING A FULL SOLAR ECLIPSE, WHICH IS AWESOME WE EXPECT TO SEE 100 PERCENT TOTALITY HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BETWEEN TWO MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS AND MAYBE, TWO MINUTES AND THIRTY SIX SECONDS IT WILL PASS OVER THE GREENVILLE, COLUMBIA, AND THE CHARLESTON AREAS IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA PREPARATION PRIOR TO THE ECLIPSE IS IMPORTANT IT WILL OCCUR ON AUGUST 21 AND IT REQUIRES PREPARATIONS, NOTHING LAST MINUTE. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW WHERE YOU MIGHT BE PLANNING TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE IT WILL BE CRITICAL TO LEAVE EARLY BECAUSE OF INCREASED TRAFFIC STATEWIDE SOUTH CAROLINA IS EXPECTING ONE MILLION OR MORE VISITORS TO CONVERGE INTO THE STATE IT IS CRITICAL TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE THE WEEKEND BEFORE THE ECLIPSE GROCERY SHOP AHEAD OF TIME FILL UP YOUR CAR WITH GAS WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE FOR SUPPLIES WILL BE RISKY WIDESPREAD TRAFFIC AND GAS SHORTAGES CAN BE A STICKY SITUATION THAT CAN BE AVOIDED IF YOU DECIDE TO NOT VIEW THE ECLIPSE, THAT IS OKAY! WE WILL STILL ANTICIPATE HEAVY TRAFFIC AND HEIGHTENED BUSINESS ACTIVITY SOUTH CAROLINA IS A BEAUTIFUL STATE SOUTH CAROLINA WILL BE THE STATE TO VIEW THE LONGEST TIMED ECLIPSE IN THE UNITED STATES IT IS OUR HONOR AND SOUTH CAROLINA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! OTHER THAN HEAVY TRAFFIC, WE SUGGEST YOU PREPARE TO HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER ONE IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP TO REMEMBER IS TO NOT STOP YOUR VEHICLE ALONG THE INTERSTATE OR ANY ROADWAY DURING THE ECLIPSE KEEP DRIVING! KEEP MOVING! AFTER THE ECLIPSE PASSES WE RECOMMEND YOU REMAIN WHERE YOU ARE SCEMD ADVISES YOU TO WAIT WITH YOUR PARTY OR GROUP AVOID OVERHEATING AND RELATED ILLNESSES BY STAYING HYDRATED, STAND IN THE SHADE, KEEP YOURSELF COOL SCEMD RECOMMENDS BOTTLED WATER FOR HYDRATION AND SUNSCREEN TO PREVENT SUNBURN, ESPECIALLY HERE IN THE SOUTH SCEMD RECOMMENDS PARTIES HAVE FIRST AID KITS AVAILABLE DUE TO POTENTIAL DELAY IN EMERGENCY SERVICES ARRIVAL SUBJECT TO TRAFFIC THE MOST IMPORTANT THING DURING THE ECLIPSE IS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES DUE TO THE CHANCE OF EYE DAMAGE DEAF INDIVIDUALS UTILIZING A VISUAL LANGUAGE SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CAUTION TO PREVENT ANY EYE RELATED DAMAGE NOW I WILL DEMONSTRATE THE WRONG WAY TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FOLLOWED BY THE RIGHT WAY. WOW! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ECLIPSE! WOW! IT IS REALLY DARK! *JAW DROPPING* COMMON SUNGLASSES ARE NOT ENOUGH YOU COULD RISK BLINDNESS OR OTHER EYE RELATED DAMAGE PURCHASING SOLAR ECLIPSE SPECIFIC EYEWEAR WILL BE OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE MANY STORES ARE SELLING OUT FAST, THE EARLIER THE BETTER CHANCE OF OBTAINING THE APPROPRIATE EYEWEAR NOW I WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CORRECT EYEWEAR TO OBSERVE THE ECLIPSE IN MY HANDS ARE THE APPROPRIATE EYEWEAR SPECIALLY MADE FOR EYE PROTECTION THIS WOULD HELP YOU TO SEE THE SUN BEFORE AND AFTER TOTALITY THOUGH DETERMINING BETWEEN APPROPRIATE EYEWEAR CAN BE CHALLENGING, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DIFFERENTIATE APPROPRIATE ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES ARE IDENTIFIABLE BY THE ISO SYMBOL STAMP ON THE INSIDE OF THE GLASSES ALSO, IT HAS SPECIAL LENSES TO PROTECT YOUR EYES ECLIPSE GLASSES ARE EQUIPPED TO WITHSTAND 3 MINUTES OF CONTINUOUS USE LIMIT STARING INTO THE SUN BEFORE AND AFTER TOTALITY TO THREE MINUTES AFTER THREE MINUTES OF CONTINUOUS USE, INTERMITTENT USE OF GLASSES IS PERMISSIBLE LET ME SHOW YOU THE PROPER USAGE OF THESE EYEGLASSES WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ECLIPSE! *JAW DROPPING* THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ENCOURAGES ULTIMATE ECLIPSE VIEWING PLEASURE THROUGH SAFETY FIRST PRACTICES. SCEMD ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO AVOID LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GO TO WWW.SCEMD.ORG SCEMD WILL ASSIST THE PUBLIC IN ANY CONCERN OR QUESTION REGARDING THE ECLIPSE. THANK YOU AND I HOPE YOU WILL COME TO SOUTH CAROLINA!

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