Tabitha Safdi

Hurricane Matthew: Returning Home

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew

Residents affected by Hurricane Matthew 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. At the request of local officials, Governor Nikki Haley...

Hurricane Matthew: Ways to Volunteer and Donate

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Donations Here Sign at Red Cross Shelter

Please see the information below to volunteer or donate in support of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. For additional information, please call 1-888-585-9643. Volunteer Services South Carolina greatly appreciates all offers to help with clean-up and recovery efforts in...

"This was Team South Carolina at our best," Haley, Sunday Morning

October 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Car driving through flooded water

The forecast of good weather this coming week is giving authorities a sigh of relief as they continue with clean-up from Hurricane Matthew. One of the big concerns now is the water levels on a couple of South Carolina rivers. "The Waccamaw River is at 14 feet now. We do...

“Now it’s about trying to save lives”: Governor Haley, Saturday Morning

October 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley at Press Conference

“Don’t plan to go home today or tomorrow,” said Governor Haley urging all South Carolinians to say off the roads even as frustration may be setting in. The impact of the coastal areas overnight have been extreme rain and wind levels. Storm surge from the hurricane has been...

Small Town Farm Taking Horse and Cattle Evacuations

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Farm Evacuation for Horses

For Shelly Pound, it all started with a love of horses and a Facebook post. For the past few days she and her family have been helping folks from the Lowcountry bring their horses to her St. Matthews farm to protect them from Hurricane Matthew. Her motto, just to look out...

Charleston Evacuee Talks Staying in a Shelter

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston Evacuee at the Red Cross

Adalberto Ruiz, a Charleston evacuee, is calling another place home tonight. He and his family are staying the night at a Red Cross Shelter in Columbia. The one thing he couldn't leave home without -- his birds -- who are doing well in the back of his van.

Donations Coming in at Columbia Red Cross Shelter

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Red Cross

The Red Cross has set up at Dent Middle School. The Red Cross is using social media to inform locals of needs for the people displaced from Hurricane Matthew.

SCE&G: ‘We Are Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Matthew’

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Crew Prep

“I want to assure you, we are prepared.” That's what Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, said about efforts by the company to prepare for Hurricane Matthew. The company has taken added measures to prepare in advance of the storm, securing an additional...

“This is a Storm We Want to Take Seriously”: Governor Haley, Thursday Morning

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
High wind projection from Hurricane Matthew

As evacuations for coastal counties south of Charleston continue, Governor Haley addressed South Carolinians in her fourth press conference concerning Hurricane Matthew. In reference to the I-26 lane reversal and evacuations out of Charleston, Haley said, “175,000 people...

Get the Latest News about Hurricane Matthew LIVE from the SCETV App

October 4, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
SC Public Radio

Take South Carolina Public Radio through this emergency using our SCETV App. South Carolina Public Radio’s News is streamed LIVE from the App. Download the SCETV App from the iTunes App Store or the Android store. The App also integrates social media for easy sharing. For...

Behind the Scenes of "Raging Water"

September 21, 2016 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Tabitha Safdi
Raging Water

Raging Water takes a look back at the historic floods that devastated the state last October. Mark Adams, the producer/director of the documentary shares a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film. Raging Water includes photos and footage that illustrate the...

The Yarn Bombing of Main Street, Columbia

September 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Yarn Bombing in Columbia

Columbia's Main Street recently recieved a colorful makeover, compliments of area partners and a few artists. These Yarn Bombers covered the 1500 block of Main Street (between Taylor and Hampton) with the colorful stitching. "We can all relate to yarn. I think it reminds us...

Conway's Waccamaw River

August 26, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Conway's Waccamaw River

Winding through the heart of Conway, the Waccamaw River is a deep, black water river that offers water enthusiasts with plenty of options when looking to stay active. The Riverwalk and Riverfront Park are pristine areas where you can take a stroll or just relax.

Behind the Scenes of a 'My Telehealth' Video Production

August 25, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
Producers film story of patient in school

Something familiar catches my eye on the right side of the road. In these early morning travels through rural South Carolina, there's something exciting about seeing fields of hay, corn, and other green things unidentifiable through the car window. Almost two hours from...

City Roots: Columbia's In-Town Farm

August 19, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Plants in the greenhouse at City Roots

City Roots is an in-town sustainable 2.75 acre farm in the city of Columbia. This urban farm not only grows fresh, organic food for the community but it's also grown roots in the hearts of the people they serve.

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