Hurricane Florence

SC Lede Summer School: Hurricane Party

July 9, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina 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...

TWISC: Preparing For Hurricane Season

June 7, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Scott
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John Quagliariello, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, and Derrec Becker with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division discuss the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and look back at previous storms with host Gavin Jackson. Highlights: NOAA is forecasting...

Through a Hurricane: Pee Dee Hospital Provides Avenue for Care

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Griffin Wilbanks plays catch with Dad.

During Hurricane Florence, one family in Marion, S.C. was experiencing a medical crisis. Stacy Wilbanks and her husband had been waiting for the arrival of the hurricane when their son Griffin came down that morning with a rash covering part of his face. It had previously...

FEMA Staging at Spartanburg Downtown Airport

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Weather by William Richardson
A line of ambulances

Prior to Hurricane Florence making landfall on the Carolina coasts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) determined that Spartanburg, South Carolina was in an ideal location to pre-stage its assets to move in for post storm emergencies. The Spartanburg...

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...

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working in South Carolina

September 27, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Florence, but survivors with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA. DSA teams are equipped with...

Flooding Update: Governor McMaster on Florence's Aftermath

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
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Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Governor McMaster began by saying that while the actual hurricane, Hurricane Florence...

Free Care Through Telehealth During Hurricane Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Palmetto Health Doctor Diagnosing Patients During the Storm Through Telehealth

Thousands of residents on the Carolina coast evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence, seeking shelter farther inland, in Sumter and Columbia. The hurricane kept some evacuees away from their homes for more than a week. To expand health care access during the storm,...

SC Lede: Life After Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
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On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier's Joe Cranney and Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and the record flooding that continues to affect us and could result in billions of...

Hurricane Florence Special Report

September 24, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Florence Special Report

Host Gavin Jackson examines Hurricane Florence and it's impact on South Carolina.

Florence Affects Darlington Cotton Farm

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Libby Dallis
Darlington SC Cotton Farm

Another one of the state’s top industries is still feeling the effects of Florence. ETV Sumter visits the farming community.

Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Cannon
Flooding in the Town of Cheraw, SC

With the damage Hurricane Florence has done and continues to do across the State of South Carolina, we talk to nonprofits like Harvest Hope and American Red Cross to hear about their efforts and storm preparations.

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...

Conway Homeowners Evacuate with More Flooding Still to Come

September 19, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Doug and Sissy Owen's home quickly flooding.  They just moved here six months ago.

The Waccamaw River has yet to crest and people who fled Conway before Hurricane Florence and returned are now evacuating, either on their own or being forced to go. Debbie Long helped her mother-in-law move out of a neighborhood east of town near Crabtree Swamp just days...

Residents in PeeDee prepare for second wave of flooding

September 19, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wedneday, September 19, 2018) – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise. The forecast is for the Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers to crest this weekend and into...

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