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Information for Residents after Tropical Depression Florence

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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...

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

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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...

The Lowcountry Breathing a Sigh of Relief Concerning Florence

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson and Dr. Caroline Sawyer
Hunting Island State Park

As Tropical Depression Florence moved further into South Carolina on Saturday, Hunting Island State Park continued to be the only state park open along the coast. This is a relief for the park, as it is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. In October of...

State, Local Agencies Response to T.D. Florence

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
First Responders

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Tropical Depression Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Tropical Depression with the...

Florence Still Crawling as Catastrophic Flooding Continues

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Additional Rain Florence

There IS an end in sight. It’s just not anytime soon for those that need it the most. Even though all tropical storm warnings have been cancelled, the persistent heavy rain and flash flooding from Tropical Storm Florence will continue for several more hours in portions of...

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Horry and Georgetown Counties Tomorrow at 9AM

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Press Conference with McMaster

At 9AM Tomorrow Morning, All Evacuations Orders will be Lifted COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that evacuation orders for Horry and Georgetown counties will be lifted tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 16 at 9...

Tropical Storm Florence: Still Potential for Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
Team South Carolina

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., Saturday, September 15, 2018. There has been one storm related fatality at this time. Amber Dorn Lee of Union County...

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton Counties

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Brian Symmes
Governor press conference

Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect for all Zones in Georgetown and Horry Counties COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley...

Hurricane Florence: "We're Going to Have to Have Patience" says Governor McMaster

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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., Friday, September 14, 2018. "Hurricane Florence is different from those we've had before. This hurricane is going to...

Hurricane Florence Continuing to Cause Outages for Santee Cooper

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
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Reports from Santee Cooper indicated that as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, some 38,900 Santee Cooper retail customers were without power due to early impacts from Hurricane Florence. Earlier in the afternoon outages peaked at 39,200, and crews were able to restore about 9,000...

Florence: It's Now All About the Flooding

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Predicted path.

Hurricane Florence has slowed and is now crawling to the west at 6 mph. Life-threatening storm surge, inland flooding, and wind damage are imminent along the coast of North Carolina from Wilmington to the Outer Banks and stretching to northern portions of South Carolina...

Many Without Power Due to Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Santee Cooper
Santee Cooper

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – As of midmorning September 14th, more than 25,000 Santee Cooper retail customers had lost power due to early impacts from Hurricane Florence. On the transmission side, two lines were locked out, both in the northern Horry County area. The transmission...

Columbia Braces for Heavy Rain

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Hurricane Florence- Columbia

As Hurricane Florence hits the coast, it's leaving everyone in the Midlands waiting and watching. The storm is expected to produce high amounts of rainfall in Columbia and surrounding communities. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says they learned some valuable lessons with...

Many in the Charleston Area Shelter in Place for Florence

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Dunleavys Pub on Sullivan's Island is boarded up but open for business

Just hours before hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina, Dallas Cone and his nearly 1 year-old daughter Hannah sat in the sand on Sullivan’s Island just outside of Charleston enjoying the cool breeze and growing waves. He admitted his family was poised to leave,...

Sticking It Out: Beaufort Awaits Florence

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson and Dr. Caroline Sawyer
Hunting Island Surfing

Beaufort County neighbors remained torn on Thursday over the impending storm after governor Henry McMaster lifted the mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Florence. Some locals and visitors took advantage of the still beautiful weather down in Beaufort Waterfront Park...

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