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Though storm has shifted, S.C. will still see impacts: Hurricane Irma Update 09/10/17 2 p.m.

September 10, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
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Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. While the storm has moved more westward than originally anticipated, South Carolina is expected to still see impacts, particularly to the...

The Latest: South Carolina Braces For Hurricane Irma Winds, Flooding

September 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The scene from Folly Beach as wind from Hurricane Irma whips sand and waves on Sept. 10, 2017.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 7:50 p.m. BEAUFORT -- County officials are warning evacuees not to post information, including addresses, to social media about their vacant homes to prevent would-be thieves from targeting them. The...

"Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst": Governor McMaster on Irma 09/09/17 2 P.M.

September 9, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
McMaster Press conference

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Governor McMaster expressed his pride in the way that Team South Carolina had worked diligently to devise a “...

The Latest: Curfew, Evacuation Order in Effect For Beaufort County Barrier Islands

September 9, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Troopers and National Guard troops.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Sheriff P.J. Tanner announced that a dawn to dusk curfew is now in effect for Beaufort County barrier islands under the governor's evacuation order due to hazardous effects from...

Riverbanks Zoo on Preparing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park and T. Safdi
Riverbanks Zoo

Monkeys in offices and flamingos in public bathrooms? Those are just a few places where Riverbanks Zoo has housed animals during storms in the past. With Hurricane Irma looming in the Caribbean, the staff at the zoo are continuing to work hard to make sure animals and their...

Hurricane Irma Closings

September 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Irma.

Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday that schools and government offices could be closed on Monday and Tuesday in some or all of the state's 46 counties. A decision on that is forthcoming. The following are current closings and other announcements related to Hurricane Irma:...

State Public Hotline Activated

September 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by SCEMD
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Columbia, S.C. (Friday, Sept. 8, 2017) – Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed. If you...

Follow SCEMD on Twitter

September 5, 2017 - Posted in ETV
All hands on deck for shift change at the SC Emergency Operations Center. Hurricane

Keep up-to-date on Hurricane Irma by following official information from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Tweets by SCEMD

SCETV Kids Goes 24/7

August 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
SCETV PBS Kids

South Carolina ETV launched a new channel Tuesday, August 29. SCETV PBS KIDS will be a 24/7 channel for children that will be available via antenna in the .4 position. After the broadcast premiere, it will also launch online at scetv.org/kids . Featuring the #1 PBS Kids...

SC’s Eclipse Center of National TV Broadcast

August 17, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
SCETV and Public Radio Total Solar Eclipse 2017

South Carolina ETV’s coverage of the solar eclipse is going to be carried live as a nationwide broadcast. Over 65% of public television’s World channels have already committed to carry the one-hour telecast live August 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.as the eclipse passes above the...

The Great American Eclipse

August 16, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
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Astrophotographer Hap Griffin visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares his passion for this event and also gives insights into the science of the Total Solar Eclipse including tips to have a safe and enjoyable experience. South Carolina ETV's live eclipse coverage can be...

Behind the Scenes: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse Production

August 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, S.C. South Carolina ETV and...

Inmates Find Peace Through Writing

August 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Inmates at the Perry Correctional Institute, located in Pelzer, have found a way to connect with one another and express themselves through a writing program called The Writers Block. Through classes, writing, and sharing, they have a new outlook on life, and are, for many...

SCEMD Prepares Businesses, Residents, and Visitors for the 2017 Total Eclipse

August 3, 2017 - Posted in ETV
SCEMD Total Eclipse Recommendations and Safety Tips

South Carolina Emergency managers are planning for an influx of more than 1 million visitors into South Carolina. Eclipse viewers who gather in areas like Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metropolitan area...

Officials: Prepare For Potential Eclipse Day Problems

August 3, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Always wear eclipse glasses during and after the solar eclipse.

Several South Carolina officials want citizens to be prepared for traffic, delays and even dangerous accidents caused by the rare eclipse and an influx of visitors to the state. A lot of things could happen around that event and we’re prepared for those,” Major General...

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