Tabitha Safdi

FEMA Urges Residents in Southeast to Prepare for Potentially Life-Threatening Flooding Residents Advised to Turn Around, Don’t Drown

By Tabitha Safdi

Turn AroundThe Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to closely monitor the potential for significant flooding, follow the direction of state, local and tribal officials, and review their household emergency preparedness plans. Many portions of the eastern U.S. are currently experiencing heavy rains and gusty winds associated with a frontal system, according to the National Weather Service. These heavy rains are likely to continue for the next few days, even if the center of Hurricane Joaquin...

Flash Flood Warnings Continue Statewide

By Tabitha Safdi

Wentworth and BarreSignificant rainfall has continued across South Carolina throughout the night and forecasters expect severe weather conditions for the next several days. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is fully activated at Operating Condition 3 by state agencies of the State Emergency Response Team for the duration of the incident. As of 9:20 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015: § There are currently 34 warnings and advisories in effect for South Carolina, including flash flood warnings for seven counties and flood warnings for 14 counties issued by the National Weather Service. § Horry County...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

By Tabitha Safdi

Haley-SOEVideo from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency declaration puts state emergency plans into effect, enabling agencies to better coordinate resources jointly and respond to requests for state assistance from county emergency managers. According to the Weather Channel , "Hurricane Joaquin intensified to an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Thursday afternoon and continues to...

Knowitall Media Meets S.C. at the Intersection of Education and Technology

By Tabitha Safdi

Knowitall HomepageAt the intersection of education and technology lives South Carolina's Knowitall Media. Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original Knowitall.org . The Knowitall team is continually adding content to bring education to your fingertips. Knowitall Media features videos that are optimized for tablets and mobile devices. “For our users, a little bit of spare time can be turned instantly productive because the learning can continue in between other tasks,” says Mimi Wortham-Brown, SCETV’s archivist and a member of ETV's web services staff. “I enjoy pulling content...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

By Tabitha Safdi

SupermoonThere’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse. According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year.” NASA writes that it’s an eclipse that has not been “seen in more than 30 years.” The total eclipse will last 72 minutes. The Earth’s shadow will begin to dim the supermoon slightly beginning at 8:11, adds NASA. According to Sky & Telescope , “North Americans are well positioned to view this eclipse, but no matter...

The Proper Way to Dispose of Unused Medications in South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

spilled medicine bottle with various medicationsIf you are like me, you have a medicine cabinet full of medications that are either expired or you will never use. So, what’s the best way to safety get rid of them? According to the Food and Drug Administration , “a small number of medicines may be especially harmful if taken by someone other than the person for whom the medicine was prescribed. Many of these medicines have specific disposal instructions on their labeling or patient information leaflet to immediately flush them down the sink or toilet when they are no longer needed.” But can flushing medications be harmful? Ask Your...

Profile: Betsy Rawls from 1977

By Tabitha Safdi

RawlsElizabeth Earle "Betsy" Rawls was born May 4, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a former American professional golfer. She won eight major championships and 55 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. This is an excerpt from the 1977 SCETV Production of "Profile: Betsy Rawls."

S.C. Cities: Allendale and Barnwell in 1967

By Tabitha Safdi

AllendaleThis is a clip from the 1967 SCETV production, S.C. Cities : Allendale Barnwell . In this episode, Barnwell and Allendale citizens talk about why they love living in a small town. S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

Student to Represent Team South Carolina in 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

By Tabitha Safdi

ChaseChase McCarty knows what winning feels like. After all, she swept the South Carolina Special Olympics gymnast competitions in almost every category winning best overall. She also knows that it takes a lot of hard work. Chase has cerebral palsy, a condition that causes her to have seizures. Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dreams. Last year, she competed in the Special Olympics and earned a spot in at the 2014 USA Games representing South Carolina. Team South Carolina will travel to New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. They will be meeting athletes from all over the country and...

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