Hurricane Irma

State Public Hotline Activated

September 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by SCEMD
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Columbia, S.C. (Friday, Sept. 8, 2017) – Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed. If you...

Governor Tells South Carolinians to Prepare For Evacuation Ahead of Irma

September 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Gov. Henry McMasters press conference on Sept. 7, 2017.

Residents in South Carolina’s coastal counties could be under a mandatory evacuation order by Saturday morning, days before Hurricane Irma is expected to reach the state. Gov. Henry McMaster did order the evacuation of 143 health care facilities in Beaufort, Charleston,...

President Declares State of Emergency for South Carolina

September 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackon
Hurricane Irma, center.

President Donald Trump issued a state of emergency declaration for South Carolina on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the expected effects of Hurricane Irma. The move provides the state with federal funding assistance and resources in preparation for the Category 5 storm that...

SC Price Gouging Law In Effect Ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson implemented the state’s law against price gouging Wednesday.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson implemented the state’s law against price gouging Wednesday, following the governor’s state of emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Irma. “With the possibility that Hurricane Irma could make landfall in South Carolina, our...

State of Emergency Declared For SC Ahead of Irma

September 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster holds a press conference on Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency Wednesday ahead of possible effects from Hurricane Irma. The precautionary move allows state agencies to begin coordinating resources ahead of the Category 5 hurricane that could affect South Carolina in the...

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September 5, 2017 - Posted in ETV
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Keep up-to-date on Hurricane Irma by following official information from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Tweets by SCEMD

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