South Carolina state agencies partner to recognize 30 years since Hurricane Hugo

September 16, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Hurricane Hugo

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) today announced a partnership to recognize 30 years since Hurricane Hugo impacted the state. On-air, SCETV plans to commemorate the landfall of...

Complacency Isn't the Only Reason People Don't Evacuate for Hurricanes

September 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Scott Morgan
stormy ocean waves

Why don’t people leave when a hurricane hits where they live? And how do news outlets and emergency officials and even governors make people understand that they should? Those are two questions that vex all of the above-mentioned groups during a storm. In the first week of...

Charleston Prepares for Possible Record Flooding from Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
The corner of Water Street and East Bay along the Battery in downtown Charleston.  The area is known for flooding.

Charleston city officials say they're ready for whatever Hurricane Dorian brings our way. But what about the people who decided to stay? Many were still checking out the winds and waves along the historic city's battery wall late Wednesday, just hours before the storm's...

SC Lede Summer School: Hurricane Party

July 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Florence, seen here as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 12, 2018, approaches the East Coast.

This summer we're dedicating several episodes of South Carolina Lede to in-depth topics we felt needed futher exploration. On this first South Carolina Lede Summer School special, host Gavin Jackson examines the history of hurricanes in South Carolina. From Hurricane Hugo...

Georgetown Braces for Florence's Final Stop

September 28, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Bob Ballew and his wife Penny evacuated their Conway home and are staying at a local shelter

The city of Georgetown may get a bit of a reprieve as Hurricane’s Florence’s flood waters make a final push before heading out to sea. Georgetown County officials now say an updated flood anticipation map from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources shows a much...

Conway Neighborhood Visited by President Advised to Evacuate by Weekend

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Former Horry County councilwoman Liz Gilland stops to talk to Doug and Sissy Owen about flooding on their property

The day before President Trump visited Conway, Doug and Sissy Owen got a knock on their door. It was the National Guard advising them to seek higher ground in 48 hours, well before the weekend when the Waccamaw River is expected to crest. “Thank God that we had notice and...

Sticking It Out: Beaufort Awaits Florence

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson and Dr. Caroline Sawyer
Hunting Island Surfing

Beaufort County neighbors remained torn on Thursday over the impending storm after governor Henry McMaster lifted the mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Florence. Some locals and visitors took advantage of the still beautiful weather down in Beaufort Waterfront Park...

Beaufort County Waits to See What Florence Will Do

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Carolyn Sawyer
Beaufort South Carolina

Beaufort County Sherriff P.J. Tanner held a press conference this morning. He discussed the county’s current preparations for the possible effects of Hurricane Florence. While there is not a mandatory evacuation in place, he urged residents to leave if they could,...

Louisiana's Cajun Navy Arrives in South Carolina

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Cajun Navy

The Louisiana Cajun Navy have arrived in South Carolina ahead of landfall of Hurricane Florence. The Louisiana Cajun Navy are informal volunteer groups comprised of private boat owners who assist in search and rescue efforts. They were formed in the aftermath of Hurricane...

Free Virtual Care Available During Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by John Lewis
MUSC virtual care

Dangerous storms like Hurricane Florence force millions of people to evacuate their homes. While the storm slowly makes its way toward the Carolinas, much of coastal South Carolina is under a mandatory evacuation order to avoid the potentially deadly storm. As emergency...

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
File photo

Evacuation Order Remains in Effect for Edisto Beach and all Central and Northern Coastal Counties Residents in the southern most parts of South Carolina no longer need to evacuate due to Hurricane Florence. Due to updated predictions from the National Hurricane Center,...

Hurricane Florence: See What’s Happening on the Coast

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Myrtle Beach pier

Keep track of the weather virtually with live streaming web cams positioned on South Carolina’s coastline. Myrtle Beach - Broadwalk Myrtle Beach - Coral Beach Resort Edisto Beach Murrells Inlet Charleston- Folly Beach Charleston- Isle of Palms Kiawah Island To check out...

Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Florence's Potential Impact to the State

September 9, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Hurricane Florence cone

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has submitted to President Donald Trump a request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of the possible impact from Hurricane Florence. A copy of the governor's letter requesting the declaration can be found here. The...

Tropical Storm Florence: "We are urging people to prepare themselves for a hurricane"

September 8, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Update on Tropical Storm Florence

"The situation is that we need to begin to prepare. We'll provide the best updates as we can. We know there's a hurricane coming in our direction, but we don't know if it will hit us, where, or when. We need to take precautions," Governor Henry McMaster said. During at 1:...