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Nominate Women of Vision in South Carolina by Sept. 30

By Linda O'Bryon

Women Vision SC logo

I have long admired strong women in South Carolina.  It’s a state that’s produced a woman governor and a chief justice of the state supreme court, as well as countless artists, educators, business leaders and individuals dedicated to public service.  It's been my dream to recognize a group of women who have made a difference for their communities and the state. I’m excited about partnering with SCETV on a new initiative called Women Vision SC.  And we need your help.  

Conway Neighborhood Visited by President Advised to Evacuate by Weekend

By Victoria Hansen

Former Horry County councilwoman Liz Gilland stops to talk to Doug and Sissy Owen about flooding on their property

The day before President Trump visited Conway, Doug and Sissy Owen got a knock on their door.  It was the National Guard advising them to seek higher ground in 48 hours, well before the weekend when the Waccamaw River is  expected to crest.

“Thank God that we had notice and time to move everything out,” said Doug Owen.  “I can’t imagine

how these other people are who didn’t have any time.”

Celebrating 60 Years of SCETV

By Coby C. Hennecy

Coby C. Hennecy, CPA, CFRE

On behalf of everyone at the ETV Endowment, I'd like to extend a hearty congratulations to our friends and colleagues at South Carolina ETV, who are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee anniversary this month.

What's a Diamond Jubilee, you may be asking?

That's 60 unbelievable years as South Carolina’s trusted source for entertainment, education, history, culture and news. 

Conway Homeowners Evacuate with More Flooding Still to Come

By Victoria Hansen

Doug and Sissy Owen's home quickly flooding.  They just moved here six months ago.

The Waccamaw River has yet to crest and people who fled Conway before Hurricane Florence and returned are now evacuating, either on their own or being forced to go.

Debbie Long helped her mother-in-law move out of a neighborhood east of town near Crabtree Swamp just days before the National Guard moved in, pulling people from their homes.  So how high was the water?

“I don’t know,” she said.  “The fire ants are doing their thing where they float and if you get close to them they will swim to you.  I’ve already been bitten.”

Residents in PeeDee prepare for second wave of flooding

By SCEMD

Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wedneday, September 19, 2018) – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise. The forecast is for the Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers to crest this weekend and into early next week

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) continues to be fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel from multiple state agencies and emergency organizations. The SEOC will be operational 24 hours a day until further notice.

Governor McMaster Update: Flood Waters Still Coming for the Northern Coast

By Kaitlyn Park

McMaster at SCEMD

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

The governor, along with the National Guard, performed an air flyover of affected areas yesterday.

"From the air when you look down, you can't often can't tell where the river begins and where it ends because there is water everywhere." said McMaster.

Turn Around. Don't Drown.

By SCEMD

Flood Barricade

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. According to SC Emergency Management Division, in each of South Carolina's last three disasters, fatalities occurred as a result of motorists driving around or moving barricades.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the S.C. Department of Transportation and the S.C. Department of Public Safety have partnered to advocate on the dangers of ignoring and/or moving barricades.

Information for Residents after Tropical Depression Florence

By SCEMD

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sunday, September 16, 2018) – Residents affected by Tropical Depression Florence should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home. 

Returning Home

At the request of local officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted all evacuation orders for all zones along the South Carolina coast. Residents should remember the effects of Tropical Depression Florence will continue for days, if not weeks. 

Tropical Depression Florence: "The Second Phase of Our Work Has Already Begun" Says Governor McMaster

By Kaitlyn Park

Governor at SCEMD

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018.

According to the National Weather Service, as of 11 a.m., Florence is a tropical depression and is moving west-northwest at ten miles-per-hour. It is expected to move across the upstate of South Carolina today, and out of the state some time tonight.

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