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Hurricane Matthew: Ways to Volunteer and Donate

From: Palmetto Scene

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 the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. South Carolina Emergency Management Divison is still assessing damage and will know more about our volunteer needs as we move forward. They advise citizens to think about volunteering within...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 expect it to go to 16.7 feet by the end of this week. That is above what we had for flood levels last year,"...

"Remember we are blessed": Governor Haley, Saturday Evening

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

tree down near the VA hospital on Garners Ferry

"Today was a day of trying to identify exactly where we stand," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division, Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

The representative from the National Weather Service said that Hurricane Matthew made landfall earlier today just south of McClellanville. The storm is now pulling away from the Myrtle Beach area to the northeast. Conditions are improving. Even though rain is tapering off, residents...

Evacuees Can't Escape Hurricane Matthew

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

tree limbs on cars in Rosewood, Columbia

Even evacuees of Hurricane Matthew can not escape the relentless storm here in the Midlands. Hilton Head resident, Sherri Shumaker, left the island only to wake up to find a tree limb hanging on a power line just above her car in downtown Columbia. Should the line break her car could be severely damaged.​

“My husband is a state trooper. So, I knew if I had to leave he wasn’t going to be able...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 record high. At the Charleston Battery levels there were the third highest on record.

At the time of the press conference the maximum winds for...

Myrtle Beach Storm Bird Used to Weathering Hurricanes

From: Palmetto Scene

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 Beach, South Carolina may be one of the only ones with lights on in the coming days as Hurricane Matthew approaches, but like the lady who lives there, the quiet bungalow...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 along or potentially on the South Carolina coast, including tomorrow during the day, when it will likely be a category one storm.

Not much has changed from the...

Small Town Farm Taking Horse and Cattle Evacuations

From: Palmetto Scene

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 for each other.

Charleston Evacuee Talks Staying in a Shelter

From: Palmetto Scene

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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’

From: Palmetto Scene

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 250 off-system crew members to supplement the more than 2,000 employees responding to the storm. SCE&G also will continue to post information about its storm response efforts on its website,...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 prayers and assistance.

According to the representative from the National Weather Service, as of 11 a.m. this morning, there is a hurricane warning and a storm surge warning in effect for...

Obama Signs SC Emergency Declaration

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

White House

President Barack Obama declared an emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to help with any conditions because of Hurricane Matthew. Obama spoke with Governor Nikki Haley yesterday and offered her any assistance the state needed.

This action gives the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA "to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide...

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...

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