Hurricane Matthew

Myrtle Beach Storm Bird Used to Weathering Hurricanes

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Caroline Carmichael at her porch window in Myrtle Beach

Palmetto Scene spoke with Myrtle Beach native Caroline "Johnnie" Carmichael, 88, about her unique hurricane traditions in her bungalow on 34th Ave, Kings Highway. TRANSCRIPT Caroline Carmichael “AKA Johnnie” is eighty-eight years old. Her home on Kings Highway in Myrtle...

“Really the best thing now is to just hunker down”: Governor Haley, Friday Evening

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Red Cross in Columbia SC

According to the representative from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a category two storm. Wind speeds are about 110 miles per hour, which is good news for the South Carolina coast. However, the storm has started to turn north and pass just...

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...

“There is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen”: Governor Haley, Friday Morning

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of SC and US flags at EMD

“It is storm day.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division office in West Columbia on Friday morning. Haley has spoken with Florida’s Governor Scott, among many other governors in surrounding states, who have offered...

Storm Surges Could Surpass Hugo Levels: Governor Haley, Thursday Evening

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of storm clouds over coast

“This is really a serious storm.” Governor Nikki Haley again spoke with reporters at an afternoon press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division with updated information about Hurricane Matthew. “When we’re looking at storm surges that surpass Hugo, you...

Horry and Georgetown Counties Update #HurricaneMatthew

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of American Red Cross

Governor Nikki Haley issued an evacuation for Horry and Georgetown counties, which began officially at noon today, Thursday Oct. 6, 2016. The evacuation order is for Horry County Zone A and all areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway) and all areas east of U.S. 17 to...

“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...

Emergency Shelters Now Open Across the State

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
sign for emergency shelter

The South Carolina Response Team announced today that shelters will be open across the state for South Carolina residents and visitors who are evacuating S.C. coastal zones in prepartion for Hurricane Matthew. As of 5 p.m., Oct 5, there are 32 shelters open across the state...

"Make Sure that We're Watching Out for Everyone": Governor Haley, Wednesday Evening

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
cars congested on highway

"I continue to ask the citizens of South Carolina to pray for each other and to continue to take care of your neighbors and make sure that we're watching out for everyone," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference with her team at South Carolina's Emergency...

Images from the Road: #HurricaneMatthew

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
heavy traffic congestion on I26

This slideshow will be updated frequently with images from reporters in the field and S.C. residents featuring evacuations, weather and events related to Hurricane Matthew. SCETV and Palmetto Scene viewers are welcome to submit their photos by tweeting them to @PalmettoScene

Take Pets When Evacuating, Advises Humane Society

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
pet owner carries cat in carrier

South Carolina residents evacuating, as well as those evacuating from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, should take their pets with them when evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Although the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is ready to care for animals caught in...

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
gas pump

South Carolina's price gouging statute is now in effect, which prohibits "unconscionable prices" when in a state of emergency. The statute will be in effect for the next 15 days and gougers can be charged a $1000 fine and/or 30 days in jail. S.C. Attorney General Alan...

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