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Waccamaw River Continues To Be of Great Concern: Governor Haley, Thursday Afternoon

October 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
flooding in Conway from the Waccamaw River

Governor Nikki Haley and her emergency team addressed the press in a conference from the South Carolina State House at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 13. The Waccamaw River is currently the area of most concern. “The hard part is the wait,” said Governor Haley. Director Taylor of South...

President Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina

October 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
A home with trees fallen

In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. The...

“Don’t ever say South Carolina is not resilient”: Governor Haley, Tuesday Afternoon

October 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
cleanup with a bulldozer on Surfside Beach

“The sun is shining and that is a blessing.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division just after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Governor Haley stated that as rivers start to flow and as waters move, what was a hurricane...

Mayor of Beaufort on Recovery After Matthew

October 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Mayor of Beaufort, SC, Billy Keyserling

Billy Keyserling, Mayor of Beaufort, S.C., speaks with Palmetto Scene about Beaufort's recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew. Watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., as we look at how South Carolina rebuilds following the storm.

Sunday Game Day: #SCStrong

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
fans walk into Williams Brice Stadium

Despite Hurricane Matthew's whipping winds, destructive surges and heavy rainfall, the rescheduled University of South Carolina football game against University of Georgia had South Carolina residents coming together on a beautiful post-Matthew Sunday. While the state...

"South Carolina is getting stronger by the day": Governor Haley, Monday Afternoon

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
SCE&G workers in Charleston, SC

Governor Nikki Haley addressed the press from the Emergency Management Division (EMD) Monday afternoon, Oct. 10. Due to flooding from the rivers, Governor Haley changed the fly-over originally scheduled for Beaufort to a flight over Florence and Marion counties. There has...

Hurricane Matthew: Returning Home

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew

Residents affected by Hurricane Matthew should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home. At the request of local officials, Governor Nikki Haley...

Hurricane Matthew: Ways to Volunteer and Donate

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. 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...

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

October 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. 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...

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

October 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. 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...

Evacuees Can't Escape Hurricane Matthew

October 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. 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...

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

October 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. 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...

Myrtle Beach Storm Bird Used to Weathering Hurricanes

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. 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 K. 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 T. 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...

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