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Laura Intensifies into Season's Fourth Hurricane over Gulf of Mexico

By Ray Hawthorne

Hurricane Laura's forecast track, 11 AM TuesdayUpdate as of 11:15 AM: A Hurricane Warning has been issued from San Luis Pass, Texas to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. The warning includes Galveston, Beaumont, and Lake Charles areas. Storm Surge Warnings are now in effect from San Luis Pass to the mouth of the Mississippi River. Peak surges of 9 to 13 feet are forecast from near the Texas/Louisiana line to near Intracoastal City, with a 3 to 5 foot peak surge possible in Galveston Bay. Surges of 2 to 5 feet above normally dry ground are possible as far east as Lake Ponchartrain and the Mississippi Gulf coast. As of the 11 AM ET / 10 AM CT...

COVID Inspires Lowcountry Chefs to Get Personal

By Tut Underwood

File photo of chef's hands cutting green onionsCOVID-19 has caused many a business to adapt to changing circumstances in order to survive. Such is the condition of many chefs in the Charleston area. Since the advent of COVID has shut or slowed many restaurants, some chefs in the Lowcountry - and elsewhere - have found work doing private cooking for small groups or families right in their homes. Chef Emily Lane was already doing that, cooking for families three days a week. But she said the Coronavirus changed the way she works. When the virus first hit big, there were shortages at grocery stores where she shops for some of the items she...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Going Postal

By Gavin Jackson

Gov. Henry McMaster cast all 50 delegate votes for President Donald Trump on the first day of the Republican National ConventionOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 25, 2020, we hear comments from South Carolina Congressional delegation on the issues facing the U.S. Postal Service, speak with state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, look at Gov. Henry McMaster's role in the Republican National Convention, and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South...

Tropical Storms Marco and Laura threatening the Gulf Coast

By Ray Hawthorne

Marco Forecast ConeRain from Tropical Storm Marco is likely to bring areas of flash flooding to the Florida Panhandle Monday and Monday night, while the Florida Keys get brushed from Tropical Storm Laura as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Both storms are expected to avoid South Carolina. After attaining hurricane status for a short time Sunday afternoon, strong wind shear caused Marco to weaken to a tropical storm late Sunday evening. Even though the center of the storm is forecast to weaken further, widespread heavy rain was spreading into the Florida Panhandle late Sunday night into Monday morning. The National...

T. Lilly Little Water | Women Vision SC Podcast

By Linda O'Bryon

T. Lilly Little WaterT. Lilly Little Water began her life's passion of advocating for Indigenous People at age seventeen. “It’s something intangible and inexplicable that drives me. It feels like there are also a 1000 ancestors in my heart that are constantly giving me a nudge in this way or that way. They always give me direction.” That direction has led T. Lilly Little Water to 30 years of conducting social justice campaigns for Native Americans. She is CEO of the SC Indian Affairs Commission, where she organized the Indigenous Women’s Alliance Committee. She has also supported veterans, families and children...

Learn about South Carolina from A to Z!

By Tabitha Safdi

Learn about South Carolina from A to Z!South Carolina is full of places just waiting for you to discover. Take a trip around the Palmetto State to learn a little bit about what makes this state so special ... from A to Z! As you are watching, can you think of something we've missed? Let us know in the comments below! A is for Ace Basin . A is for Ace Basin. Dean Harrigal, wildlife biologist, with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) talks about the Ace Basin. B is for Brookgreen Gardens . B is for Brookgreen Gardens. Helen Benso, VP of Marketing at Brookgreen Gardens, talks about this wonderful resource. C is...

Tropical Depression 14 Forecast to Enter Central or Western Gulf Early Next Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Tropical Depression 14 Forecast TrackTropical Depression 14 is nearing tropical storm status as it passes near the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It poses a direct threat to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula this weekend, and likely the central or western Gulf coast of the United States during the middle of next week. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph and was expected to become a tropical storm late Friday morning or Friday afternoon according to the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The tropical storm could be near hurricane strength on approach to the Yucatan Peninsula Saturday night...

Tropical Storm Laura Forms in the Eastern Caribbean Sea

By Ray Hawthorne

Tropical Storm LauraUpdated as of 9:30 AM Friday: Reconnaissance aircraft found that Tropical Depression 13 strengthened to Tropical Storm Laura in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 230 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. The tropical storm is disorganized, but is expected to bring squally weather to the islands today. There have been no changes to the forecast track or anticipated intensity of the storm, but an update will be issued around 11 AM Friday with possible adjustments. Original Story from 8:00 AM Friday: Tropical Depression 13 remains disorganized as it approaches the Leeward Islands...

Fact Check: Biden's DNC Speech

By Alfred Turner

0bd9c8f7-773a-45c7-8d97-89578bc7799dJoe Biden is formally accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of his remarks. Loading...

Two Tropical Depressions Form and Forecast to Strengthen

By Ray Hawthorne

Tropical Depression 13 and 14 Forecast ConesUpdate as of 11 AM There have been few changes to Tropical Depression 13 since it formed last night. As of the midday Thursday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, it has top sustained winds of 35 mph and it is moving west-northwest at 21 mph. The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today. The latest National Hurricane Center forecast shows gradual intensification over the weekend as it passes near or north of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba. The forecast path and intensity calls for the system to be a hurricane somewhere near Cuba, Florida, or the eastern Gulf...

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