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S.C. Remains in a State of Emergency for Affects from Hurricane Florence, Potential Impact from Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
Current Path of Hurricane Michael

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the state of South Carolina remains in a state of emergency due to continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Forecasters believe Hurricane Michael will weaken to a tropical storm...

FEMA Staging at Spartanburg Downtown Airport

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Weather by William Richardson
A line of ambulances

Prior to Hurricane Florence making landfall on the Carolina coasts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) determined that Spartanburg, South Carolina was in an ideal location to pre-stage its assets to move in for post storm emergencies. The Spartanburg...

Georgetown Braces for Florence's Final Stop

September 28, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Bob Ballew and his wife Penny evacuated their Conway home and are staying at a local shelter

The city of Georgetown may get a bit of a reprieve as Hurricane’s Florence’s flood waters make a final push before heading out to sea. Georgetown County officials now say an updated flood anticipation map from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources shows a much...

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working in South Carolina

September 27, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Florence, but survivors with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA. DSA teams are equipped with...

Flooding Update: Governor McMaster on Florence's Aftermath

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
McMaster at EMD

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Governor McMaster began by saying that while the actual hurricane, Hurricane Florence...

Hurricane Florence Special Report

September 24, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Florence Special Report

Host Gavin Jackson examines Hurricane Florence and it's impact on South Carolina.

Florence Affects Darlington Cotton Farm

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Libby Dallis
Darlington SC Cotton Farm

Another one of the state’s top industries is still feeling the effects of Florence. ETV Sumter visits the farming community.

Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Cannon
Flooding in the Town of Cheraw, SC

With the damage Hurricane Florence has done and continues to do across the State of South Carolina, we talk to nonprofits like Harvest Hope and American Red Cross to hear about their efforts and storm preparations.

Conway Neighborhood Visited by President Advised to Evacuate by Weekend

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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...

Conway Homeowners Evacuate with More Flooding Still to Come

September 19, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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...

Residents in PeeDee prepare for second wave of flooding

September 19, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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...

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

September 18, 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., Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The governor, along with the National Guard, performed an air flyover of affected areas...

Turn Around. Don't Drown.

September 18, 2018 - Posted in Weather 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...

President Donald J. Trump Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and Eight Counties

September 17, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Office of the Governor
Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request , President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency, life-safety actions during...

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...

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