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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for S.C.

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Flood

President Obama signed a declaration declaring a disaster in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement the recovery in affected areas. The action makes funds available to individuals in Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland,...

Flooding Across the Palmetto State

October 4, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Flood

Catastrophic flash flooding to continue into Monday. Tropical moisture combined with a stalled front along the coast will continue to produce widespread and record-setting heavy rains through Monday. Here's what many are saying across South Carolina on social media . South...

South Carolina Emergency Management Division Guidelines

October 4, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
South Carolina Emergency Management Division Guidelines

The weather has taken a severe turn across much of the Midlands, leading to catastrophic flooding in the area. South Carolina Emergency Management Division officials urge you to follow these guidelines: Be aware of potential flash flooding. If there is any possibility of a...

FEMA Urges Residents in Southeast to Prepare for Potentially Life-Threatening Flooding Residents Advised to Turn Around, Don’t Drown

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Turn Around

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to closely monitor the potential for significant flooding, follow the direction of state, local and tribal officials, and...

Flash Flood Warnings Continue Statewide

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Wentworth and Barre

Significant rainfall has continued across South Carolina throughout the night and forecasters expect severe weather conditions for the next several days. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is fully activated at Operating Condition 3 by state agencies of the...

Obama Declares Federal Disaster in S.C.

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Hope Ferry

Earlier today, President Obama declared a state of emergency for all 46 counties in S.C. due to storms and flooding. Federal aid will be available to support state and local efforts, with FEMA coordinating any relief efforts and providing assistance in emergency situations...

Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Flood Preparation: What You Should Know Right Now

October 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Press Conference

As S.C. prepares to see record breaking rainfall, Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to update the citizens about what they need to know about the next few days. Haley suggested that those who live in flood-prone areas leave and seek shelter right away. She also said...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

October 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley-SOE

Video from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency...

What You Need to Know About S.C. and Relationship Abuse

September 28, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Abuse

What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the news this month when a new study from the Violence Policy Center showed that S.C. was once again the number one most murderous state for women in the nation. This is the fourth time the state has held this position, and S.C...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

September 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Supermoon

There’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse. According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Purple Ribbon

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
purple ribbon for domestic violence with Palmetto Scene logo

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

City of Cayce: Plans for Dilapidated Structures Program Moves Forward

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
abadnoned home

The City of Cayce approved a fee schedule for the proposed dilapidated structures program on Wednesday, September 16, and demolition of several unsafe and run-down buildings is expected to begin very soon, reports Cola Daily . In early August, The State reported that many...

S.C. Legislators Consider Privacy and Safety in Drone Regulation

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
drone flying over field

Drone technology has moved from the abstract to the mainstream. The word “drone” held connotations to military operations in the past, but the technology is now being used in everyday tasks like wedding or home videos to capture an aerial view of activities. To understand...

Haley Will Fight Against Guantanamo Bay Detainees Coming to S.C.

August 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
handcuffs

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference this week stating that she will fight against detainees from Guantanamo Bay being moved to the Naval brig just outside of Charleston. According to an article in The State Newspaper , the U.S. Defense Department is reviewing a...

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