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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 know it’s a problem.” Governor Haley said. She thanked South Carolinians for heeding evacuations, with many exiting early, but emphasized again how imperative it is to take evacuation instructions seriously.

A representative from...

Additional Evacuations Ordered

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

rest stop

Governor Nikki Haley ordered additional evacuations a short time ago, as Hurricane Matthew approaches South Carolina. The additional counties are in Zone B of Jasper and Colleton.

To verify if you are in the evacuation area, go to Know Your Zone .

Evacuations may be expanded, if necessary.

Many shelters are open across the state. To see the list, visit SCEMD .

Horry and Georgetown Counties Update #HurricaneMatthew

From: Palmetto Scene

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 the Northern county line. The evacuation includes all low-lying areas, mobile home and campground sites as well.

As evacuees return to these areas, business owners and...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 have evacuated. We need more.” This number is only half of the number projected by SCEMD. Horry and Georgetown counties begin evacuations at noon on Thursday.

Thirty-eight shelters are open across the state. At the...

Emergency Shelters Now Open Across the State

From: Palmetto Scene

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.

Shelters are considered a last resort, and residents are encouraged to have an emergency plan in place for travel plans and friends or relatives to stay with during...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 Management Division (EMD). She and Team South Carolina provided updates regarding Hurricane Matthew to reporters at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

To begin, Haley asked a representative of...

Images from the Road: #HurricaneMatthew

From: Palmetto Scene

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 natural disasters , pet owners are encouraged to evacuate pets, as well, and have a "Pet-Disaster Preparedness" kit ready . Rachel Querry with The HSUS says including pets in evacuation plans saves...

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

From: Palmetto Scene

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 Wilson said, “As we prepare for Hurricane Matthew to make landfall in South Carolina, it’s imperative that South Carolinians make necessary preparations and follow safety instructions. Our...

#HurricaneMatthew Prep Information from Governor Haley: Wednesday Morning

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Track of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Wednesday morning to update the state on the status of Hurricane Matthew.

Nikki Haley informed reporters at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (EMD) that the National Weather Service advised her this morning how the storm had changed overnight. The storm has slowed down and “moved somewhat”, but could move back before arriving to South Carolina. Haley said her team will “move as the storm moves”....

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

From: SCETV

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 the latest on Hurricane Matthew, visit SCETV.org , South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV.

Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew: Tuesday Update

From: SCETV

Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Nikki Haley issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew.

As state officials continue to monitor weather conditions, the governor will update residents about preparations for Hurricane Matthew, including the need for an evacuation of coastal areas, during a news conference on Wednesday, October 5, at 9:00...

ETV Weather Emergency Resources

From: SCETV

Road Closed

Recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew are continuing. Please see the resources below for assistance or ways you can volunteer or donate.

Quick Phone Numbers

PIPS SC Public Information Phone System 866-246-0133 (SCEMD)

For road information: 855-467-2368 or 855-GOSCDOT

Residents continuing to recover from Hurricane Matthew should call 2-1-1 for any assistance if their needs for food, clothing and shelter are not being met. Callers will be connected to local relief...

Susan Pringle Frost

From: SC Hall of Fame

Photograph of Susan Pringle Frost

Susan Pringle Frost dedicated her life to making sure that Charleston’s historic architectural beauty would be preserved. Born in Charleston to wealthy parents in 1873, she lived in the Miles Brewton House on King Street. When her family’s fortune dwindled, Frost got a job as a stenographer. Working for architect Bradford Lee Gilbert, she discovered she had a taste for historic architecture. Later as a U.S. District Court stenographer, she became interested in the women’s...

Darla Moore

From: SC Hall of Fame

Photograph of Darla Moore

Darla Moore was born and raised near Lake City, South Carolina, growing up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm. After graduating from Lake City High School, she attended the University of South Carolina to study political science, later working for the Republican National Committee in Washington. In 1982, Moore gained her MBA from George Washington University and moved to New York City where she became become one of the most successful and highest...

Tele-Stroke and Teamwork Go Hand-in-Hand

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Dr. Metha providing telehealth.

A stroke is a "brain attack." It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. It can happen to anyone at any time. In South Carolina, thousands of people die from stroke every year. The problem is aggravated by the fact that many hospitals, especially in rural areas of South Carolina, do not have a neurologist on staff. In order to increase access to quality stroke care, the South Carolina...

Homegrown Cooking Sauces Dip into Local Markets

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

savvy foods bottles with steak, shrimp and barbecue sandwich

“I taught myself from a lot of trial and error and watching a lot of Food Network. I like to say, you really can learn something from television.”

Savvy Foods cooking sauces President and Chef Will Lacey is by no means a traditional chef de cuisine, and he wouldn’t hesitate to tell you that.

Working as a bartender for Five Point’s Bar None, Lacey spent his nights off testing out ideas from...

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Winthrop Poll

In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they felt each candidate was honest, 21% feel Clinton is and 32% feel Trump is.

Scott Huffmon, director of The Winthrop Poll, said, “While Clinton is seen as the...

ETV Carolinas: York Tech Students and South Carolina ETV!

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo taken of York Technical College students using ETV Carolinas' studio.

As a student, the best way to be prepared for post-graduate life is real-life experience. And, for students studying Teleproduction Technology at York Technical College , real-life experience can be found on the other side of the hallway.

ETV Carolinas is located on York Technical College’s campus. Because of the partnership between South Carolina ETV and York Technical College, students are able to use the professional equipment that SCETV makes available weekly. On a...

Bullying and Suicide Prevention - View Online!

From: Education

Ken DeBerry

Students working to stop bullying

Carolina Classrooms is ETV's monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. Watch Full Episodes

Bullying and Suicide Prevention

This program will focus on bullying and suicide prevention as we look at how social issues affect student health and the learning process. In addition, we’ll talk about what resources are available to help....

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2016

From: SCETV

Raging Water

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the floods that devastated much of our state. SCETV has produced a special documentary, entitled Raging Water , that takes a look back at this catastrophic event and its devastating effects—some of which are ongoing today. Photographs, footage and interviews with many of those affected illustrate the destruction, rebuilding, and resiliency of the people of our state. Produced by Mark Adams, the...

Carolina Classrooms: Education Options for SC Students Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher heping students working on tablet

Education options for our South Carolina students are varied and rich! Join ETV on October 26 at 7:00 p.m. as we talk with K-12 leaders and look at how and where our students are learning. From virtual schools to magnet schools to home schools, our students have options to meet their educational needs. View online now.

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education...

Raging Water – New ETV Documentary on 2015 Flood

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Shot of flooded area

ETV’s new documentary entitled Raging Water explores the effects of the historic “1,000-year flood” that devastated our state in 2015. As a potential rain event turned into a catastrophe, our state faced the breach of manmade structures, the failure of water systems, and floodwaters that swept into an already engorged river system.

The midlands of South Carolina endured compromised roadways, the loss of homes and even cherished sites were threatened. Then the water traveled...

SCETV’s Between the Waters Project - Now Available!

From: Education

Betsy Newman

Screen shot from Between the Waters website

Between the Waters, www.betweenthewaters.org , is SCETV’s new immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Hobcaw is a crossroads representing every era of human history, providing a lens through which many threads of the nation’s story may be examined. Visitors to the Between the Waters website take a self-directed virtual tour of Hobcaw...

EOC Reports: It’s Not Just Football Season, It’s Reading Season!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Education Oversight Committee Read Your Way to the Big Game 2016 Reading Content

The “Read Your Way to the Big Game” Contest is underway for the second year in a row! Contest kits have been mailed to all primary, elementary, and middle schools in South Carolina. Public school students in PK-8 are again eligible to participate in this year’s contest, which ends November 1.

Two winning students (one reading for the University of South Carolina and one for Clemson) each will receive four free tickets to the...

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